Gray and Nash are among 17 recipients who will be honored with the prestigious award. Both made an indelible mark on the civil rights movement. 

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Fisk University has received a multimillion-dollar donation, marking the largest gift in the institution’s 155-year history.


In an exclusive with Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now during the fiftieth anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” MLK lieutentant Diane Nash tells why she refused to march across the bridge with former President George W. Bush —in her mind, he was a man who condoned violence. Nash, who was in King’s inner circle during some of his most significant […]

One of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most notable figures has come forward blasting recent claims that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the idea behind the marches in Selma. In fact, SNCC co-founder Diane Nash suggests that LBJ’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was nothing more than a delayed reaction to the deaths of […]

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Roland Martin talked with Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma,” about the critically-acclaimed film and how she became a director during a recent press event. DuVernay, whose path to the director’s chair followed a nontraditional path, said she started in the business doing something completely different before she decided to try her hands at directing. The self-taught […]

An original member of the “Freedom Riders,” a group of Black and White youths who traveled on interstate buses to desegregate the South during the 60s, is hoping to teach schoolchildren about the history behind the boycotts. SEE ALSO: Fired African-American Executive Sues Fox Sports Over Racial Discrimination Diane Nash (pictured) shared her story during […]