"The Rev. Rose Edington is tired of seeing history disappear. Edington, 64, has thrown her support behind those who are clamoring for West Side Elementary to be renamed in honor of the late Mary C. Snow, a prominent African-American educator.
If school officials don't go along, Edington said it would be another example of a prominent African-American being lost in history."
In 1959, Richard Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred, of African American and Native American descent, were arrested for marrying. They took it to the Supreme Court - where they changed history.
"Toussaint was born as a slave of the Bérard family in Saint-Domingue, the French western district of the island of Hispaniola.... In 1787, as political conditions on the island deteriorated, Jean-Jacques Bérard, who had inherited his father's estate, left Saint Domingue for New York, accompanied by his wife, Pierre Toussaint, and four other slaves...."
"On Jan. 24, 1956, a major publication, Look magazine published an article in which two white men from Mississippi, confessed to brutally murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Black teen from Chicago who was visiting family in Mississippi."
James’s personal and artistic journey has a lot to teach us about the shifting politics of race, class and feminist politics over the course of the last half century. Kenyon Farrow explores the late icon’s history.
WASHINGTON -- Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who freed only nine of his more than 600 slaves during his lifetime.