“Lift Every Voice and Sing” began as a poem written by a school principal. It grew to become known as the “Black National Anthem.”
“Black Girl Magic is the ability for African American females to push past the restrictions that are set upon us today and show us that anything is possible," Ulmer said. "You can be an author, entrepreneur student no matter what the color of your skin is or what your gender is.”
The Pan-African flag first flew 100 years ago as a response to a bigoted song. It still serves as an inspiration to the African diaspora.
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.
Here's a timeline of the historical events of the civil rights movement that shaped the fight for social justice and against discrimination.
OneUnited Bank's release of its new Harriet Tubman debit card was met with heavy criticism online.
In his 27 years with the Navy and NASA, Captain Winston Scott went to space twice and completed three spacewalks.
Captain Winston Scott is a former NASA astronaut and retired Navy Captain who now works as a Senior Advisor to the President Office of External Relations and Economic Development at the Florida Institute of Technology. He's traveled to space twice and has completed three spacewalks within his 27 years of Navy and NASA service.
The woman told FOX 35 News that an unknown number of African-Americans, including her great-uncle, was murdered in November 1920 for trying to exercise their right to vote on election day.
There is a push to pass two bills, one of which would compensate descendants of the Ocoee Massacre victims. Sharon Cooley McWhite talks to FOX 35 about what she would do with the money.
During Black History Month, FOX 35 is taking you inside the personal story of a local woman affected by the Ocoee massacre of 1920.
Just 15 minutes north of busy, downtown Orlando sits a quaint town just over one square mile. What Eatonville lacks in size, it makes up for with its extraordinary history.
N.Y. Nathiri talks to FOX 35's Sydney Cameron about some of the legends who have paved the way for African-American's in America.
Here's a list of historical sites, cultural centers and monuments honoring black Americans and moments in black history.
Only a very small amount of buildings listed in the Green Book still stand today, making the Wells'Built hotel a rare piece of history.
FOX 35's Sydney Cameron visits the Wells Built Hotel in the Parramore area of Orlando.
The transcription project, called “By the people,” is powered by volunteers across the country and launched the campaign to make Park’s papers more searchable and accessible online, including many items featured in the exhibition, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.”
This year's Black History Month theme highlights over a century of voting struggles for black Americans.
Bayard Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963. He also helped plan other nonviolent protests and boycotts to end racial discrimination.
From traffic lights to caller ID, here’s a few inventions created by African Americans that make life easier.