Harriet Tubman monument unveiled in New Jersey
The “Shadow of a Face” monument replaced a statue of Christopher Columbus which was removed in June 2020.
Clayton County twin sisters make history rising the ranks in Georgia UPS facility
It all started when one sister grew bored with being a stay-at-home mom. Her twin saw the perks of the new job and followed behind her.
7-year-old girl channels Spike Lee in tribute for Black History Month
Check out a 7-year-old girl who channeled Spike Lee.
Lasting legacy: The trailblazing women who helped end segregation at Georgia State University
In 1954, despite threats from the KKK, three Black women sued what would become Georgia State to enroll at the college. Their determination created a landmark case that would go on to be used in the successful desegregation of GSU and other schools.
Black History Month 2023: Here are notable historical figures who appeared on US postal stamps
Through the years, postal stamps have commemorated the achievements of African Americans and landmark moments that were pivotal to race relations in America.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings world premieres to Atlanta
It wouldn’t be February in Atlanta without an appearance by the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Black History Month: Do you know these historical Atlanta sites?
Martin Luther King Junior is arguably one of the greatest figures to come out of Georgia’s Capital City but there are so many other figures and locations that helped to shape the city into what is it today.
Project aims to preserve Lithonia’s Bruce Street School
For decades, the granite building known as the Bruce Street School was a place of safety and hope. Now, former students are leading the charge to preserve the ruins for future generations.
Michelle Obama teams with Audible for new podcast
Michelle Obama’s recent celebrity-filled book tour is becoming a podcast.
‘This is real’: Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer fills ‘impactful’ role
Megan Piphus Peace never dreamed she'd be working on the same set she watched as a child — and inspiring young Black girls to pursue their passions.
Protestors remember the 60th anniversary of the Children's Crusade of 1963
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the some of the most pivotal events in the civil rights era. One of those is the Children's Crusade. The protest is credited with the eventual passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
When will Harriet Tubman finally be on the $20 bill?
Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the $20 bill. But that was years ago.
Black Americans weigh in on what’s needed to overcome racial inequality
Many say key institutions would need to be rebuilt, and that voting is one of the most effective ways to bring about change.
New tour highlights Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s fascinating history
With a history that stretches back to the aftermath of the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market is truly one of the city’s most fascinating destinations.
Parades, festivals, expos: Black History Month events in 10 US cities
Just because your city didn’t make the list doesn’t mean there isn’t something going on for Black History Month, so be sure to check social media and search Google for local events.
Black History Month 2023 theme highlights Black resistance in America
Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses the theme for Black History Month.
Award-winning poet helps launch this year’s Roswell Roots
The City of Roswell will kick off its Black History Month programming with "Lyrics and Lyre: An Evening of Poetry and Music."
Slavery reparations: How the US can follow one town's effort to right dark past
Should Black Americans be compensated for generations of oppression? From local communities to the steps of Congress, a PBS documentary airing on this MLK Day highlights the debate over reparations for slave descendants.
Black Business Month highlight: All-natural beauty products
Small business is the backbone of the American economy. And in honor of Black Business Month, the FOX 5 I-Team checks out an all-natural beauty line run by a local couple. Social media, they say, is their go-to tool for success.
Celebrating Black History: The complexities of Georgia’s Sapelo Island
Along coastal Georgia's Sapelo Island there is an ongoing effort to ensure the people there preserve what their enslaved ancestors worked so hard to attain and keep.