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Howard Johnson's 1948 - We had a Howard Johnson's like this one in Youngstown, Ohio.. Dining there was actually considered fine dining back in the day. We went there on Sunday's after church with our Nana and Grandpa.

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John Mercer Langston was an American abolitionist, attorney, educator, and political activist. He was the first dean of Howard University law school & helped create the department. He was the first president of what is now Virginia State University. In 1888 he was the first African American elected to U.S. Congress (Virginia) and the only one for nearly a century. In 1855 he was one of the first African-Americans in the United States elected to public office when elected as town clerk in…

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John Mercer Langston, African American abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist and politician. The first Dean of the Law school at Howard University, the first president of Virginia State University, and Virginia's first African American congressman

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Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft was born June 2, 1861 and died May 22, 1943. She was the wife of President William Taft, and was First Lady of the United States from 1909 to 1913. She was the daughter of a prominent Judge in Ohio. As First Lady, she set a precedent with riding alongside her husband on Inauguration Day. She arranged the planting of 3,000 cherry trees in 1912.

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