Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.
"The Haymakers". July At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were very socially and politically active, whether fighting for civil rights or organizing to keep their community together.
Martin Luther King Jr was born January 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.
Separate but Equal: Segregation in the Public Schools -- The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas -- In the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
The big break in the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing case
Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a