On Friday February 26th, President Obama renewed the executive order that assists historically black colleges. See what he had to say here.

On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. See his remarks on this historic day here.

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. See the historical footage from this day here.

Carl Stokes pictured left was the First African American Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the first African American Mayor of a major city. Check out our gallery of other African American political firsts.

There are several African Americans that have made strides for us in media, check out this gallery that pays tribute to a few of those people.

In the last administration Condoleeza Rice held it down in the fore front for the African American community, in the Obama Administration African Americans have much more representation. Take a look at the group of African Americans in the Obama Administration.

On January 19, 2008 President Barack Obama had the privilege to speak at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where the late great Dr. King started his ministry. See that inspiring speech in full here.

See what President Obama and The First Lady did to celebrate the late great Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

In April 2009 President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. See the speech where President Obama challenges all citizens to deliver change in their communities.

What goes on behind those doors at the White House? Check out our behind the scenes photos.