“Lift Every Voice and Sing” began as a poem written by a school principal. It grew to become known as the “Black National Anthem.”
FOX 5 is continuing our coverage of Black History Month by spotlighting our anchors’ connections to historically black colleges and universities and the impact HBCUs have had throughout history.
D.C. firefighters gathered Saturday to honor 150 year of history at a Northwest D.C. fire company that was the first all-African American fire company in the District of Columbia.
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.
FOX 5's Wisdom Martin says there was "no question" when it came to choosing where to attend college.
FOX 5’s Wisdom Martin provides an inside look at his experience at his HBCU alma mater, Jackson State University.
A OneUnited Bank limited edition Visa debit card depicting Harriet Tubman has come under fire online from critics who say the design is in poor taste.
OneUnited Bank's release of its new Harriet Tubman debit card was met with heavy criticism online.
At a time when states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments, Maryland unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony Monday night in the Maryland State House.
Here's a list of historical sites, cultural centers and monuments honoring black Americans and moments in black history.
FOX 5 Morning Anchor Allison Seymour graduated from Hampton University and says her time spent at her “Home by the Sea” was life changing.
FOX 5’s Allison Seymour takes us inside for a look at black history at her HBCU alma mater, Hampton University!
The transcription project, called “By the people,” is powered by volunteers across the country and launched the campaign to make Park’s papers more searchable and accessible online, including many items featured in the exhibition, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words.”
From traffic lights to caller ID, here’s a few inventions created by African Americans that make life easier.
In 1837, philanthropist Richard Humphreys funded The Institute for Colored Youth.
Our Fox 5 anchors feel and live that HBCU connection every day.
For Black History month, a non-profit is seeking volunteers to help with a weekly clean-up initiative at Historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, the resting place of many of the city’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The backstory of how Black History Month became an annual celebration in the United States is often overlooked.
Google celebrated the achievements of black Americans with a commercial and website highlighting who and what was "the most searched."
The United States Post Office is honoring Gwen Ifill, the late esteemed journalist, with a Black Heritage Forever stamp this year.