When Harry McAlpin, a black reporter, was denied admittance to a presidential press conference in 1944 by other reporters, he marched into the Oval Office anyway. And President Franklin Roosevelt shook his hand and said, "I'm glad to see you, McAlpin."
A centerpiece of the Trayvon Martin case could end up at the Smithsonian. The head of the National Museum of African American History wants to display Martin's hoodie when the museum opens in 2015.
Underneath Walter Pierce Park in Adams Morgan , and in some fenced-off areas, there is a hidden history - a Quaker burial ground, and an 1800s-era African-American cemetery.
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