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Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King, Jr., smiles as President Obama is sworn in on her brother's bible: Embedded image permalink


Nebraskans for Justice host talk on Fred Hampton’s murder by police in Chicago

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas. $12.37. Author: Jeffrey Haas. Publisher: Chicago Review Press (April 1, 2011). Publication: April 1, 2011

A freed Jewish prisoner expresses his rage and beats down a German guard at the liberated Dachau Concentration Camp. An American soldier looks on and does not interfere. Germany, 1945

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Martin Luther King Jr.

King stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, 1968, a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same spot. From left: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy. Credit: AP

Lee Harvey Oswald 1963; charged with the assassination of President Kennedy and the murder of police officer J. D. Tippit, who was killed on a Dallas street approximately 45 minutes after President Kennedy was shot, but denied involvement in either of the killings

In 1963, everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His family worried about where he would sleep eat. He reminded them that he had been a Marine that Marines could handle anything. He insisted on hand-delivering a letter to the governor, urging the staunch segregationist to change. But he never made it to Miss. He was shot to death April 23, 1963, after crossing into Alabama. Although police quickly identified a suspect, no one was ever charged.

The 1992 Los Angeles riots were a series of riots that occured over a series of six days in Los Angeles metropolitan area in California in April 1992. The rioting started on April 29, 1992, after a jury trial resulted in the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King following a high-speed police pursuit.

Reagan assassination attempt--3/30/81. These days, his would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr. is released for periods of up to 10 days supervised by his mother and GPS monitoring.

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever--LOOKS LIKE MY LITTLE MAN!!!!! I LOVE! <3 We shall always protect and serve!

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Black History Photo Of The Day

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1940s L.A. Gang Member - the first black gangs were formed in reaction to white supremacist gangs such as the "Spook Hunters". Read more...

Dr. Martin Luther King Was Assassinated On April 4, 1968. He was, more than any single man, the voice and the instrument of the second American revolution. He materialized out of the streets and the Jim Crow churches of the South a dozen years ago, preaching brotherhood and nonviolence to a divided and violent land. For a time, incredibly, it worked- until the very forces he had helped set in in motion swept past him. Newsweek, April 15, 1968