President John F. Kennedy

Abraham Bolden is the first African-American U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to a presidential detail. Mr. Bolden was fired from his post for bribery in the 60s, and has worked in recent times to clear his name and expose misconduct within the department. Bolden, an East Saint Louis, Ill. native, joined the agency in 1960 […]

Azie Taylor Morton was the first and only African-American to hold the position of Treasurer of the United States. Despite hardships, Ms. Morton excelled by entering one of the highest offices in the land. Born February 1, 1936 in Dale, Texas, Morton worked in the cotton fields as a teen. Because Dale didn’t have any […]

Sept. 15, 1963 or Nov. 22, 1963? Which date stands out more in your memory? Most Americans who were alive in 1963 would probably choose Nov. 22. Indeed, even if you weren’t alive in 1963, it would be hard not to know what happened on that day. For the past two or three weeks, it’s […]

11/22/13- Roland Martin talks with comedy legend Dick Gregory and journalist Byron Pitts about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

DALLAS (AP) — Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, thousands will mark the day with a solemn ceremony in Dealey Plaza, through which the president’s motorcade passed when shots rang out. Friday’s event will feature brief remarks by the mayor, the tolling of church bells and […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit John F. Kennedy‘s gravesite and honor two of Kennedy’s lasting initiatives as the nation observes the 50th anniversary of his assassination in the coming week. Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be accompanied by former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, at a wreath-laying ceremony at […]