After Nelson Mandela's recent death, the apartheid regime he fought against re-entered news headlines. Learn more about apartheid laws and what life was like in South Africa's racially stratified society with this overview.
Dolores Huerta, Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer are among the many women who contributed to the fight for civil rights during the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Despite the sacrifices they made, women civil rights activists typically don't receive the same recognition that their male counterparts do. Celebrate their achievements during Women's History Month.