A Marylander devoted to civil rights has died. Leroy Battle was instrumental in desegregating the U.S. military and integrating Prince George’s County classrooms.
Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unveiled a full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol Wednesday, paying tribute to a figure whose name became synonymous with courage in the face of injustice.
Washington National Cathedral is preparing to dedicate a new carving of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in a section of the church devoted to human rights.