Aug 28, 4:54 PM

On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech before 200,000 Americans at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As part of that speech, he spoke of the fierce urgency of now, adding,"Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood...The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges."

Aug 26, 2:20 PM

Happy Women's Equality Day! On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified. Today's commemoration was established by Congress in 1971.

Aug 23, 2:47 PM

Today UNESCO commemorates the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. As Irina Bokova wrote in 2016, this day helps us remember the importance of those who fought and continue to fight for freedom. "The history of the slave trade and slavery created a storm of rage, cruelty and bitterness that has not yet abated," she said. "It is also a story of courage, freedom and pride in newfound freedom. All of humanity is part of this story, in its transgressions and good deeds."

Aug 9, 7:37 PM

Today marks three years since the death of Michael Brown. Rest in peace, Michael. (Art by Milan Camille, @artbymi_ on Instagram)