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Feb 21, 1965: Malcolm X Assassinated

In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in

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Jan 12, 1926: Original Amos n Andy Debuts on Chicago Radio

On this day in 1926, the two-man comedy series “Sam ‘n’ Henry” debuts on Chicago’s WGN radio station. Two years later, after changing its name to “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the show became one of the most popular radio programs in

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Dec 24, 1865: KKK Founded

In Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.” The KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force bent on reversing the federal government’s

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December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks Ignites Bus Boycot

In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist

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Rosa Parks Refuses To Move – 55th Anniversary

Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rosa Parks (Feb 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) Today marks the anniversary of a very special day in history. 55 years ago today, first lady of civil rights Rosa Parks refused to abandon her seat on a bus for

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