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Fremont Street at Second Street - Las Vegas, Nevada
Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
Tout en étant informé de la Shoah, Margolin n’en a éprouvé la terrible réalité qu’en découvrant à son retour les espaces juifs détruits et en constatant de visu la disparition de la population juive. Cette prise de conscience l'a conduit à s’interroger conjointement sur le Goulag et la Shoah.
Jesse Owens and his wife Ruth arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.”
Tad Lincoln, Abe Lincoln's son, was a a wild child. Before Abe became president, Tad would often trash his father's law office in Illinois. He never attended formal school but went through many private tutors who couldn't handle him. He was allowed everywhere in the White House and would often interrupt his father's meetings, bring animals inside and charge people to meet his father. He had a speech impediment that often made him impossible to understand. He died at 18 from tuberculosis.