Born into slavery, he died a century later as an attorney and community leader
Born in Mississippi, Willie Dixon came to Illinois to help transform the Blues.
Document offers a peek into an escape from slavery
One champion of racial equality visits the home of another.
When a small group of bus drivers went on strike in Chicago, it was not just a strike against the city. It was a strike against the drivers' own union.
How did Andrew Jackson Smith distinguish himself during the Battle of Honey Hill on November 30, 1864?