Peaceful history: 'reverse integration' at St. Joseph's School

On Sept. 3, 1963, St. Joseph's Catholic School became the first racially integrated elementary school in Alabama. Twelve white students joined 106 African-American students, without fuss or fanfare.

After MLK's death, friar helped channel rage into successful boycott

When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, African-Americans responded with grief and rage. But in Greenwood, Mississippi, a white Franciscan friar helped to channel this righteous anger into constructive action.