26-year-old Associated Press photographer Jack Thornell famously captured this Pulitzer Prize-winning image of James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, after he was wounded by a sniper while leading a march to encourage African Americans to vote. When the attack happened, Thornell was sitting in his car; he took two rolls of pictures of Meredith, but never put down his camera to offer his wounded subject help.
Clara Lemlich led the Uprising of N.Y. garment workers. "I am a working girl, one of those striking against intolerable conditions," she told the crowd. "And I have no further patience for talk." 700 of the women she led on the strike were arrested, 19 were sentenced to labour camps. The next year a fire in her workplace, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killed 146 workers: the fire escapes wore blocked or painted shut and the fine fabric they used turned the open plan floors into a…
Mary Flora Bell (born 26 May 1957 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England) was convicted in December 1968 of the manslaughter of two boys, Martin Brown (aged four years) and Brian Howe (aged three years). Bell was ten years old when she killed Brown, and eleven when she killed Howe
Alferd Packer was an American gold prospector and convicted cannibal. On February 9th 1874, he left with 5 others for an expedition in the Colorado mountains. Two months later Packer returned from the expedition alone
After being released from prison, Juliet Hulme returned to England. She later settled in the Scottish village of Portmahomack where she lived with her mother. Hulme took the name Anne Perry and became a best-selling author of detective novels.
Upon release, Pauline Parker apparently spent some time in New Zealand under close surveillance before being allowed to leave for England. As of 1997, she was living in the small village of Hoo near Strood, Kent, and running a children's riding school. She has become a Roman Catholic and for many years Parker had refused to give interviews surrounding the murder of her mother and expressed strong remorse about killing her.
"Called "the darkest deed of the nineteenth century," the brutal 1857 murder of 120 men, women, and children at Mountain Meadows remains one of the most controversial events in the history of the American West. Although only one man, John D. Lee, ever faced prosecution, many other Mormons ordered, planned, or participated in the massacre of Arkansas emigrants as they headed through southwest Utah on their way to California." A movie re-enactment of the events depicts greed, cowardice…