[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

by Team Ebony

We had about 20-30 minutes max to plan. The original idea was to boycott the Olympic Games. We wanted to bring light to the... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

by Team Ebony

Van Jones has spent much of his life as a fighter for social and environmental justice through groups like the Dream Corps, which encourages... Read More

Bobby Rush with Cha Cha Jimenez

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Bobby Rush on the Deaths of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark

by Team Ebony

It was the foundational period of my political life. These were intense days and weeks, we lived in the crosshairs of police all across... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Battle Flag

[IN MY LIFETIME] Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Battle Flag

by Team Ebony

The flag was raised over the Capitol in 1962 as a racist symbol of defiance to the civil rights movement and calls for racial... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. G.K. Butterfield, His Dad and the Black Vote

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. G.K. Butterfield, His Dad and the Black Vote

by Team Ebony

I grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s in a typical southern town, Wilson, N.C.  My mother was a Wilson native as her father... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Nikki Giovanni: ‘What My Generation Saw Was Enough…’

[IN MY LIFETIME] Nikki Giovanni: ‘What My Generation Saw Was Enough…’

by Team Ebony

Nikki Giovanni is "so hip, even her errors are correct." And that should come as no surprise. The renown poet, activist and educator who... Read More

Visiting Angels: My First Experience on a Plantation

Visiting Angels: My First Experience on a Plantation

by Blavity.com

New Orleans has to be one of the best cities in the world. The history, the food, the people, the art — the list... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Marian Wright Edelman on the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

[IN MY LIFETIME] Marian Wright Edelman on the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

by Team Ebony

“I will never forget the murders of the four little girls in Birmingham and the debt of gratitude our nation owes to the extraordinary... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] #BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Obama’s Election

[IN MY LIFETIME] #BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors on Obama’s Election

by Team Ebony

Editor's Note: EBONY.com is launching a new series for Black History Month entitled "In My Lifetime." For the month of February, we will have... Read More

The Official EBONY Black History Month Quiz

The Official EBONY Black History Month Quiz

by Vann Newkirk

Are you more culturally conscious than a fifth grader? February is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of the great moments,... Read More