This small ossuary (Bone Box) was found with the inscription "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus." Controversy swirled around its authenticity, but the verdict is in and the ossuary appears to be authentic.
"Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens." ~ Ella Baker (1903 - 1986), 1964
A Memphis jury’s UNANIMOUS verdict on December 8, 1999 RULED that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.
The Lovings Celebrate Supreme Court Victory • Mildred and Richard Loving embrace after the Supreme Court rules they can be legally married, 1967. Afterward, anti-miscegenation laws across the country began to be struck down. The court, in a unanimous verdict, overturned Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, which had resulted in the Loving's arrest shortly after their 1958 marriage.