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Barack Obama: America's first African American president

President Barack Obama is the 44th president and the first African American president of the United States of America.

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Untold White House African American history revealed

The White House has played an integral role throughout history in advancing, hindering, or simply ignoring equal rights efforts.

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Black gospel musicians tackled civil rights issues on "B" sides of vintage records

A surprisingly large number of "B" sides on old 45s of gospel songs deal with civil rights, despite the fact that the musicians' involvement might have been risky for them.

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Black History Month

Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later as "Black History Month."

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  • Remembering Selma50th anniversary: Selma-to-Montgomery marchMore>>

  • Security expected to be tight for Selma commemoration

    Security expected to be tight for Selma commemoration

    Thursday, March 5 2015 11:43 PM EST2015-03-06 04:43:06 GMT
    Friday, March 6 2015 1:55 PM EST2015-03-06 18:55:15 GMT
    More than 100,000 people are expected to gather in the River Region this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. More >>
    More than 100,000 people are expected to gather in the River Region this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. More >>
  • River Region hotels booked solid for 'Bloody Sunday' 50th

    River Region hotels booked solid for 'Bloody Sunday' 50th

    Thursday, March 5 2015 6:47 PM EST2015-03-05 23:47:58 GMT
    Thursday, March 5 2015 9:56 PM EST2015-03-06 02:56:40 GMT
    The 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' is only days away. Thousands of people are already in Selma and Montgomery for the historic event. In fact, hotels in the area have been booked for months.More >>
    The 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' is only days away. Thousands of people are already in Selma and Montgomery for the historic event. In fact, hotels in the area have been booked for months.More >>
  • Civil rights activist Andrew Young reflects on Selma March

    Civil rights activist Andrew Young reflects on Selma March

    Thursday, March 5 2015 6:11 PM EST2015-03-05 23:11:35 GMT
    Sunday, March 8 2015 1:59 AM EST2015-03-08 06:59:08 GMT
    WTVM and Steve Crump from our sister station sat down with one of the trailblazers of the civil rights movement, Andrew Young. The former United Nations Ambassador and Atlanta mayor gave us some insight on his experience during the Selma marches.More >>
    WTVM and Steve Crump from our sister station sat down with one of the trailblazers of the civil rights movement, Andrew Young. The former United Nations Ambassador and Atlanta mayor gave us some insight on his experience during the Selma marches.More >>
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