The hard-won fight for civil rights could go down as one of the most thoroughly archived periods in American history, largely because participants kept photos and objects that would later tell their stories.
First lady Michelle Obama's father is not buried in the Chicago-area cemetery where investigators say hundreds of graves have been dug up in a scheme to resell the burial plots, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
A Cook County cemetery where hundreds of graves were dug up and allegedly resold has been declared a crime scene, meaning that relatives of people believed buried there will not be allowed to visit for several days, an official said Friday.
Four people face felony charges after authorities discovered that hundreds of graves were dug up and allegedly resold at a historic African-American cemetery near Chicago, Illinois, authorities said Thursday.
The world will be watching as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States of America. In anticipation of the inauguration, reporter John Zarrella, photojournalists Dominic Swann and Greg Kilday and I traveled to some of the landmark sites of the civil rights movement to reflect on events that helped shape this historic moment.
Thousands of mourners packed a Detroit church Wednesday for an emotional tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who changed the country 50 years ago when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.
The FBI plans to exhume for autopsy the body of Emmett Till -- the 14-year-old black teen who was kidnapped and mutilated about 50 years ago in an infamous case that was one of the sparks of the civil rights movement.
About four decades ago authorities in Mississippi ended their investigation into the brutal murders of three civil rights workers who had helped register black voters as a part of the 1964 "Freedom Summer." No one was ever charged with their murders.
A Brooklyn filmmaker says he has new evidence he believes could reopen the 1955 murder case of Emmett Till -- a 14-year-old African-American whose violent murder helped trigger the U.S. civil-rights movement of the late 1950s.