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Every American student knows that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. was assassinated by James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother, Alberta Williams King.On Sunday June 30, 1974, church service was being held at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mrs. King was acting as the church ...

Martin L. was assassinated by James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother, Alberta Williams King.On Sunday June church service was being held at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. King was acting as the church .

Sally Hemmings was a mixed race slave who belonged to President Thomas Jefferson. She bore six children to the President and got the chance to see them live as free people before her death.

Study doubts claims Thomas Jefferson fathered his slave Sally Heming's son.They think that his brother fathered her son.

Alfred "A.D." King’s life was tragically cut short when he allegedly drowned on 21 July 1969, at the age of 38

Alfred "A." King’s life was tragically cut short when he allegedly drowned on 21 July at the age of 38

Cathryn Irvis - Attended Univ. of Pittsburgh. Wife of K. Leroy Irvis. In 1979, appointed Pa. chair of U.N. Int'l Year of the Child by Gov. Shapp. Due to lack of black women in politically powerful positions, founded Black Women’s Political Crusade in 1979 & was exec. convener for 7 years. Served on Pa. Council of the Arts & chaired Comm. for Black Performing Arts. Worked with Pitt to improve recruitment of minority students & faculty. Founded African American Women for Political Change in…

Cathryn Irvis - Attended Univ. of Pittsburgh. Wife of K. Leroy Irvis. In 1979, appointed Pa. chair of U.N. Int'l Year of the Child by Gov. Shapp. Due to lack of black women in politically powerful positions, founded Black Women’s Political Crusade in 1979 & was exec. convener for 7 years. Served on Pa. Council of the Arts & chaired Comm. for Black Performing Arts. Worked with Pitt to improve recruitment of minority students & faculty. Founded African American Women for Political Change in…

On this day in history in 1928, Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. was born. The African American Chief Justice of any state’s highest court, he was also the first black to be elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania. He was a prominent figure in Pennsylvania law and public service for more than three decades.

On this day in history in 1928, Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. was born. The African American Chief Justice of any state’s highest court, he was also the first black to be elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania. He was a prominent figure in Pennsylvania law and public service for more than three decades.

John Morton-Finney was a Buffalo soldier who fought in WW1, earned 11 degrees, and practiced law right up until he was 106 years old.  Finney was believed to be the longest practicing attorney in the United States, taking the record from Rush Limbaugh I (1891-1996) who practiced law for 75 years.

John Morton-Finney was a Buffalo soldier who fought in earned 11 degrees, and practiced law right up until he was 106 years old. Finney was believed to be the longest practicing attorney in the.

James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray

White supremacist Byron dela Beckwith, after his first trial; civil rights leader Medgar Evers, whom Beckwith was later convicted of killing; (both 1963). Photograph: Reuters

An epochal moment for civil rights in a single day: 11 June 1963

White supremacist Byron dela Beckwith, after his first trial; civil rights leader Medgar Evers, whom Beckwith was later convicted of killing; (both Photograph: Reuters

On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one.  Until a month ago, I was one of those people.

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

On June Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated.just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Christina Jenkins invented of the Sew -In Method..#BlackHistoryMonth

Burnside R. Burnside with T. Collley's "Kindhearted Woman Blues" from the 1997 release, "Acoustic Stories" which was recorded in Bur.

Women in Science - A Selection of 16 Significant Contributors, from The San Diego Supercomputer Center of USD La Jolla. Bios of 16 distinguished women scientists from the 1800s until now. Also includes mathematics, statistics, computers, and management. Good source material here. Going in History > Women's History

Women in Science - A Selection of 16 Significant Contributors, from The San Diego Supercomputer Center of USD La Jolla. Bios of 16 distinguished women scientists from the until now. Also includes mathematics, statistics, computers, and management.

Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated June 30, 1974 at the hands of Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23 years old.  The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., struck by the violent deaths of his two sons and by the tragic death of his wife Alberta, said at her funeral service on July 3, “I cannot hate any man.”

Alberta Williams King, MLK’s Mother also shot and killed

Alberta_Williams_King Martin L.'s Mother.Alberta King was shot and killed on June 1974 by 23 year-old Marcus Wayne Chenault as she sat at the organ of the Ebenezer Baptist Church during a Sunday service.

Civil rights lawyers Spottswood Robinson, left, and Oliver Hill.

An excerpt from “We Face the Dawn” describes the segregated society into which future Richmond civil rights icons were born.

WINONA, MISSISSIPPI 1963 |  June 9, 1963 Fannie Lou Hamer and several other activists stopped in Winona, Miss., on their way back from a voter registration workshop. They were arrested for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter and sent to jail where they were beaten. The damage done to Hamer’s eyes, legs, and kidneys would affect her for the rest of her life. She went on to organize some effective actions of the voter registration campaign, including "Freedom Summer" in 1964.

Fannie Lou Hamer spent the training to be an activist and organizer in the all-Black community of Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

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