Black History

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker To Be Honored As the First Black Woman Entombed in Famed Parisian Panthéon

American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist Josephine Baker will make history and receive one of the highest honors France can offer, 46 years after her death. The New York Times’ Constant Méheut has reported that Baker will become the first Black woman to be entombed in…

Bogalusa Civil Rights March

Historic 1967 Bogalusa Civil Rights March Honored With Marker Along ‘Louisiana Civil Rights Trail’

Louisiana is continuing to honor its legacy as one of the nation’s birthplaces for the civil rights movement. CNN’s Leah Asmelash reported that authorities in the state recently added another marker to their new registry tracking locations along the “Louisiana Civil Rights Trail,” this time highlighting Young Park in Baton…

Damian Williams

Damian Williams Nominated To Become First Black Prosecutor at One of the Nation’s Top Federal Courts

In a historic move, attorney Damian Williams has been nominated by President Biden to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, one of the most high-profile law enforcement departments within the United States. NPR’s Jaclyn Diaz reported that “if confirmed, Williams would be the first…