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  • Condoleezza Rice

    Condoleezza Rice

    Dr. Condoleezza Rice became Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. Prior to this, she was the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, since January 2001.More >>
  • Benjamin Banneker

    Benjamin Banneker

    Benjamin Banneker was a self-taught man of extraordinary ability. He was a gifted mathematician, astronomer, inventor, surveyor and almanac writer. More >>
  • Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

    MARIAN ANDERSON 1897-1993 The first African-American singer to perform with the Metropolitan Opera. A glorious God-given voice, nurtured in the choir of the Union Baptist Church, brought recognitionMore >>
  • Mary McLeod Bethune

    Mary McLeod Bethune

    May McLeod Bethune was born July 10, 1875 in Maysville, S. Carolina the child of slaves. As a child she spent her time in the cotton fields yet yearned for education so deeply she walked nearly 10 milesMore >>
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver

    Educator, scientist, and innovator are only three of the titles by which George Washington Carver may be called. An ardent researcher, Carver loved trying to understand the the natural world and finding practical uses for nature's resources.More >>
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass became the leading spokesman of his time for the abolition of slavery and for racial equality.More >>
  • 54th Massachusetts Infantry

    54th Massachusetts Infantry

    The Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry was established in early 1863 under the direction of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. The first all-black Union regiment of the Civil War.More >>
  • W.E.B. DuBois

    W.E.B. DuBois

    William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born in February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Always keenly interested in the history of the black race. To this end he gladly accepted a position More >>
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court and played a vital role in the civil rights history of the United States. Thurgood Marshall graduated fromMore >>
  • Bill Pickett

    Bill Pickett

    Bill Pickett was a legendary cowboy and rodeo performer. He is credited with the introduction of a new event to the rodeo: bulldogging.More >>
  • Colin Powell

    Colin Powell

    Colin L. Powell was nominated by President Bush on December 16, 2000 as Secretary of State. After being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he was sworn in as the 65th Secretary of State on JanuaryMore >>
  • Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson was a lawyer, writer, orator, musician, and linguist. He was born in 1898 and would go on to appear in 13 feature films, perform songs in concert over four decades, and act on Broadway. More >>
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    Known as the "Moses" of her people, Harriet Tubman led over 300 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. More >>
  • U.S.S. Mason

    The USS Mason was a WWII warship manned mostly by African-Americans. In some circles it was referredt to as "Eleanor's Folly" because Eleanor Roosevelt was an advocate of desegregating thearmed forces. ThereMore >>
  • Talladega College

    Talladega College

    In 1865 two former slaves - William Savery and Thomas Tarrant of Talladega attended a meeting in Mobile of new freedmen. At the meeting it was decided that education of the children and an emphasis onMore >>
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  • At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:12:25 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-06-21 06:24:30 GMT
    Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

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    Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

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  • Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet

    Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:02:48 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-06-21 06:23:07 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, Peter Fonda presents the Desert Palm achievement award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, Calif. Fonda has apologized for a l...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, Peter Fonda presents the Desert Palm achievement award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, Calif. Fonda has apologized for a l...
    Peter Fonda apologizes for Barron Trump tweet saying first son be ripped from mother's arms.More >>
    Peter Fonda apologizes for Barron Trump tweet saying first son be ripped from mother's arms.More >>
  • CA deputy frees bear from car, quickly runs away

    CA deputy frees bear from car, quickly runs away

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-06-21 05:37:20 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-06-21 05:49:50 GMT

    Video shows a deputy running for safety after freeing a bear that was trapped in a car.

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    Video shows a deputy running for safety after freeing a bear that was trapped in a car.

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