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Italy moves to ban growing of genetically modified maize type

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MILAN, July 12 (Reuters) - Three Italian ministries havesigned a decree banning the cultivation of a type of geneticallymodified maize, citing environmental concerns, the agricultureministry said on

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition, headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first United States overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back....

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The Stand in the School House

"The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door took place at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama, in a symbolic attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, stood at the door of the auditorium to try to block the entry of two black students, Vivian Malone Jones and James Hood.[1]

The incident brought George Wallace into the national spotlight."


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ciara's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:26 AM

On a scorching june day in 1963, James Hood and Vivian Malone became the first black students to enroll successfully at the university of alabama defying Governor George Wallace Jr.’s symbolic — and vitriolic — ‘‘stand in the schoolhouse door.’’ this is an eample of racial sergregation going on in the south of this time frame

De'Andre King's curator insight, February 2, 2015 9:54 PM

This stand created a very insecure statue between blacks and whites. I feel like the Governor showed a public display of sentiment and he had no right. As a political leader you should not verbally or physically take sides in community disputes, but aim to peacefully negotiate the result.

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site | National Parks Conservation Association

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site tells the story of the first African Americans to train as U.S. Army pilots and ground support during World War II.

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Butler Chapel AME Zion Church

Butler Chapel AME Zion Church was the focal point for a multi-year grass-roots project that united and empowered African Americans, rural and urban, educated and uneducated, to fight for the right to vote. Butler Chapel AME Zion Church, an imposing brick building located on a hill west of downtown Tuskegee, is a prominent landmark in the historically black neighborhood known as Zion Hill. The building, the second church on this site, was constructed about 1877. Originally built in wood, the church was sided with brick in the 1940s. In a 1957 effort to minimize the number of black voters in Tuskegee, Alabama's municipal elections, the state legislature simply redrew the town's political districts, placing Tuskegee Institute and all but a small fraction of black residents outside city limits. To protest this action, Tuskegee's middle-class black community and Macon County's poor black citizens joined forces in a seven-year "Crusade for Citizenship." On June 25, 1957, 3,000 area black residents showed up at Butler Chapel for the first of many weekly mass meetings. Only 500 attendees could fit into the church's small sanctuary; the rest listened outside. Charles Gomillion, a professor at Tuskegee Institute and the driving force of the black Tuskegee Civic Association, urged the crowd to join a "Trade with Friends" boycott of local white merchants. "We are going to buy goods and services from those who help us, from those who make no effort to hinder us, from those who recognize us as first-class citizens," he promised. The boycott ended in early 1961 when city boundaries were returned to their original position, after the Supreme Court ruled that a legislature could not single out an isolated segment of a racial minority for discriminatory treatment.


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Caldwell's Sacajawea Elementary gets grant from Monsanto - Idaho Press-Tribune

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Caldwell's Sacajawea Elementary gets grant from Monsanto
Idaho Press-Tribune
Sacajawea donation.

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott [ushistory.org]

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Hunter Howard's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:48 PM

The Montgomery Bus Boycott began the long process for MLK's many ventures that ended up putting him in the Birmingham jail.

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Tuskegee : Tuskegee Confederate Monument (Montgomery Landmarks)

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The City Genie offers an interactive map of Alabama that provides a list of area attractions, landmarks, sports, Alabama calendar of events, and so much more.

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HistoryGroup2ndPeriod's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:31 AM

Tuskegee Confederate Monument

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Harris Barrett School - Tuskegee - Alabama.travel

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Built in 1903 by students of the Tuskegee Normal School, later named Tuskegee Institute and now Tuskegee University. The students made the bricks by hand and built the two room school under the directions of Dr. Booker T. Washington. It was constructed for the descendants of slaves. Located on three acres of land and restored to its originality, today it is a developing historic museum that tells the story of early school life and living in rural Alabama. The school houses the exposition of local African Americans education and achievements from the slave ships to the space ships, highlighting those of Tuskegee Univertity who help develop the NASA project of growing food in space. Tours daily by request.

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Empathy v. Embarrassment: How Four Little Girls Fought A War With Their Lives

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“ On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, in Birmingham, Ala., at 10:22 a.m., a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast, erupting from the church’s east side, sprayed mortar and bricks, caving...

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