Martin Luther King

On Friday February 26th, President Obama renewed the executive order that assists historically black colleges. See what he had to say here.

On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. See his remarks on this historic day here.

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. See the historical footage from this day here.

Carl Stokes pictured left was the First African American Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the first African American Mayor of a major city. Check out our gallery of other African American political firsts.

There are several African Americans that have made strides for us in media, check out this gallery that pays tribute to a few of those people.

In the last administration Condoleeza Rice held it down in the fore front for the African American community, in the Obama Administration African Americans have much more representation. Take a look at the group of African Americans in the Obama Administration.

In April 2009 President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. See the speech where President Obama challenges all citizens to deliver change in their communities.