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Newton Knight Free State of Jones, Three cheers! - World Socialist Web Site

Newton Knight and Matthew McConaughey as Knight in the Free State of Jones Civil War movie. Read 'Free State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/free-state-of-jones/

We pit the Free State of Jones movie vs. the true story of Newton Knight, Rachel, wife Serena and the Civil War Knight Company.

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Newton Knight Newton Knight and the Legend of the Free State of Jones

Maude Collins - Ohio's First (and possibly America's first) Female Sheriff in 1925

Sheriff Maude Collins of Vinton County Ohio - Ohio's First Female Sheriff

Fundraiser organizers used lighter skinned mixed race slave children as part of an campaign to raise money for African American schools in the 1860s. They believed that lighter skinned slaves would garner more sympathy, and in turn more money, for their cause.

"Rosa, Rebecca, Augusta", In 1863 and eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately incl

Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran. (From the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War) http://wrhstol.com/27r1Wo1

This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran. 1936 - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

first white women in U.S. was tattooed by Indians after be captured by Indians. The tattoo is called "dirty mouth" meaning she slept around    name Olive Oatman, 1858. After her family was killed by Yavapais Indians, on a trip West in the eighteen-fifties, she was adopted and raised by Mohave Indians, who gave her a traditional tribal tattoo. When she was ransomed back, at age nineteen, she became a celebrity. Photograph courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, 1927.

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.

LA 1968   RFK Assassination    Like many Latinos in Los Angeles in 1968, 17-year-old Juan Romero, a busboy at the Ambassador Hotel, admired Robert F. Kennedy. The night before the California primary, he had had delivered room service to Kennedy’s hotel suite.    "He shook my hand as hard as anyone had ever shaken it," Juan told the Los Angeles Times' Steve Lopez 35 years later. "I walked out of there 20 feet tall, thinking,  'I'm not just a busboy, I'm a human being.' He made me feel that…

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Juan Romero was a busboy at the Ambassador Hotel in He was shaking Robert Kennedy's hand when the senator was shot. Romero gave Kennedy his rosary and later reported that the senator had asked, "Is everyone alright?

Another interesting family history story of Newton Knight's daughter Ana Knight  how she & Newt Knight built first interrelations schools in the south.

Another interesting family history story of Newton Knight's daughter Ana Knight how she & Newt Knight built first interrelations schools in the south.

Keri Russell portrays Serena Knight in the Free State of Jones Civil War movie. Read 'Free State of Jones: History vs. Hollywood' - http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/free-state-of-jones/

We pit the Free State of Jones movie vs. the true story of Newton Knight, Rachel, wife Serena and the Civil War Knight Company.

GIRL IN STRAW HAT, 1912 HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS (1802-1870)

An image of Miss Mary McCandlish by David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson, (I know absolutely nothing about this woman, but she looks a bit.creepy to me. As if the secret she knows is about the bodies buried in the garden. Gives me the shivers.

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