'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge
A voting registration campaign in 1965 turned tragic Feb. 17 when an Alabama state trooper fatally shot Jimmie Lee Jackson in Marion. It prompted a protest march from Selma to Montgomery that . . . — — Map (db m81944) HM
African Americans Exercise Their Rights
In the decades following the Civil War, former slaves in
Arkansas saw African Americans elected to local, state and
national offices. Henderson B. Robinson was elected . . . — — Map (db m107892) HM
The house at #4 Logan Circle, built in 1878, was the 1880's home of Senator John A. Logan. In the Civil War, Logan's military valor helped to save the Union. In the postwar era, Logan lived here as a political leader deeply committed to achieving . . . — — Map (db m153985) HM
The house at #4 Logan Circle, built in 1878, was the 1880's home of Senator John A. Logan. In the Civil War, Logan's military valor helped to save the Union. In the postwar era, Logan lived here as a political leader deeply committed to achieving . . . — — Map (db m195513) HM
Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 design for the Nation's capital featured a prominent triangle formed by the "President's House" and two intersections: Pacific Circle, located to the northwest of the presidential residence, and Iowa Circle, to the northeast. . . . — — Map (db m153986) HM
Banneker Junior High School was built in 1938 at 800 Euclid St., NW as a junior high school In August 1981, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School opened as a specialized public institution, providing secondary students with a highly structured . . . — — Map (db m211184) HM
Pollinator populations are at risk. Decades of stressors including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of pollinator habitats; the improper use of pesticides and herbicides; and diseases, predation, and parasites have all hurt . . . — — Map (db m130681) HM
Earth Day Park was originally dedicated on April 22, 1996, in a culmination of efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. General Services Administration to transform a neglected, vacant lot into a green oasis. the park's most recent . . . — — Map (db m184560) HM
Dr. Dorothy Height worked to advance women's, civil, and human rights with many of our nation's leaders. How many can you recognize?
Dr. Dorothy Height
Has lived at 700 7th Street, SW since 1983. As President Emmerita . . . — — Map (db m112797) HM
"On our first date, I treated her to the finest ice
cream Baskin-Robbins had to offer, our dinner
table doubling as the curb. I kissed her, and it
tasted like chocolate."
- President Barack Obama
From an interview in . . . — — Map (db m187907) HM
On February 10, 2007, United States Senator Barack Obama of Illinois announced his candidacy for President of the United States from the southeast lawn of the Old State Capitol. More than 15,000 people attended the event.
Obama, who had served . . . — — Map (db m227808) HM
The 2016-17 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary
commissioned this wooden statue of Myra Selby, dedicated
August 2017. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko
Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake.
The . . . — — Map (db m186265) HM
Toppling the Taliban (October 2001 - December 2001)Within days of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government blamed Al Qaeda, a group of Islamic extremists led by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. The Taliban, an Islamic . . . — — Map (db m115816) HM WM
Deposing a Dictator: Invading Iraq and the Overthrow of Saddam Hussein (March 2003 – May 2003)By the end of 2002, President George W. Bush had become dissatisfied with Saddam Hussein's level of cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors . . . — — Map (db m115805) HM WM
Discover the extraordinary life and legacy of Harriet Tubman in the landscape of her childhood and early adult life.
Harriet Ross Tubman, an American legendary human rights advocate and suffragist, was born in enslaved in Dorchester . . . — — Map (db m114438) HM
In 2011, Queen Elizabeth received President Obama at Buckingham Palace. Among significant historic items she arranged for him to view was material related to Josiah Henson's visit with Queen Victoria in 1877. About Henson's meeting, the . . . — — Map (db m174662) HM
The first act of valor by an African-American serviceman to earn the Medal of Honor occurred on July 18, 1863, during the Civil War. Sergeant William H. Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment took his place in history in the Battle of . . . — — Map (db m159780) HM
The golden voice of Sam Cooke thrilled and enchanted millions of listeners on the hit recordings “You Send Me,” “Shake,” “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Chain Gang,” and many more. . . . — — Map (db m90050) HM
May 22, 2011 - The people of Joplin pull each other from the rubble. Memorial Hall becomes makeshift hospital, stage becomes the morgue. AmeriCorps sends its first volunteers to help. Thousands of volunteers begin to arrive.
May 23, 2011 - . . . — — Map (db m108845) HM
President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch before the American League defeated the National League 4-3, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford won MVP honors after his leaping catch over the wall made the difference in the game. — — Map (db m151825) HM
An inspiring educator, Gerald Early was appointed the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in English and served as Director of Washington University's Center for the Humanities, the American Culture Studies Program, and the African and African . . . — — Map (db m124715) HM
VFW Post #207 was formed in 1926, seven years after World War I. During the Second War, Post #9211 came into being. In 1945, the two organizations merged and built the present-day hall which opened the following year.
Despite many fundraising . . . — — Map (db m141504) HM
"In our complex, information-saturated world we need clearer, fiercer leadership, leadership that is quiet and thoughtful, resolute but restrained, consistent and inclusive, decisive but adaptive."
- General Martin E. . . . — — Map (db m220933) HM
Resident of Fredonia, NY who graduated from Wet Point in June of 1861 and died defending "The Angle" at The Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Grandson of Town of Pomfret founder Judge Zattu Cushing
"Faithful unto death" . . . — — Map (db m188969) WM
This paved, circular terrace is named after Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005), educator, social rights advocates and celebrated politician known for her strong moral character. As the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. . . . — — Map (db m183121) HM
Step back for a moment to take in the eclectic design of the elaborate façade drawing on Renaissance Revival and Neo-Classical ornament. The carved limestone storefront that extends to the second story incorporates pilasters with smooth shafts and . . . — — Map (db m132919) HM
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is America’s first free college. Founded by progressive thinker/abolitionist/inventor Peter Cooper, its doors were opened to all, regardless of race, religion, gender or social status.
Its . . . — — Map (db m136713) HM
On October 11, 2009, Joseph De Veuster, better known as Father Damien, was canonized by the Vatican. He was the tenth person recognized as a Saint by the Catholic Church to have lived, worked, or died in what is now the United States. To . . . — — Map (db m153220) HM
the Nobel Prize
American Recipients of the Nobel Prize
1906 Theodore Roosevelt Peace •
1907 A.A. Michelson Physics . . . — — Map (db m226314) HM
Acquired by the government with the rest of Camp Lejeune, Montford Point became the site of the first training camp for African American Marines. Executive Order 8802, issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on June 25, 1941, ensured full . . . — — Map (db m77114) HM
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States,
worked to unite people in support of the value of
public service. President Obama was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his extraordinary
efforts to strengthen international diplomacy . . . — — Map (db m157492) HM
President Obama is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election. As . . . — — Map (db m193235) HM
In 1619, Virginia Colony Secretary John Rolfe stated that "20, and odd Negroes" had been traded for supplies.
In 1861, at the start of the American Civil War, three enslaved men sought refuge at Fort Monroe. The federal commander, Major . . . — — Map (db m166614) HM
The 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (1947-1956), was born in Richmond. Virginia and lived on Old Dominion St. She was the longest serving National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. During her tenure as . . . — — Map (db m143047) HM
A native of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson first came to Institute at the age of 10 to attend the high school that used to be part of West Virginia State's campus. After graduating high school at age 15, . . . — — Map (db m178734) HM
In the years following the impeachment inquiry, John practiced law in New York and around the country. He frequently returned to New Richmond and, along with his brother Tom, contributed to the life of New Richmond in many ways.
In May of 2012, . . . — — Map (db m147402) HM
This plaque was unveiled by President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama of the United States of America on the occasion of their visit to the Cape Coast Castle on the 11th day of July 2009 — — Map (db m227176) HM