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Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965. Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement.

Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965. Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement.

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

The Baddest Lawman You Never Heard Of: Bass Reeves

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot

The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…

Why America needs to reject the Charleston massacre’s dangerous narrative of forgiveness

The Orangeburg massacre is the most common name given to an incident on February 8, 1968, in which nine South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation at a bowling alley near the campus of South Carolina State College, a historically black college. Three men were killed and twenty-eight persons were injured; most victims were shot in the back. ~ additional comment from Colleen Griffin re: comment…

Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.

The Power of Dreams-Martha Ann Ricks-From Slavery to Windsor Castle

Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.

Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960

Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960

Hattie McDaniels, in 1940, became the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award for her best supporting actress role in "Gone with the Wind." "I did my best, and God did the rest."

Leicht hat sie es nie gehabt: Und doch schaffte es Hattie McDaniel, am Juni 1895 als jüngstes von dreizehn Kindern in Kansas geboren, ...

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