Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway. - by Harry Benson
QUEEN OF SHEBA (960 B.C.) "I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon, Look not upon me because I am black Because the sun hath scorched me." (Song of Solomon)
The "Black Garbo," Nina McKinney Date: Wed, 1912-06-12 *Nina M. McKinney is remembered on this date, born in 1913. She was an African American actress and entertainer; she was one of the first Black actress' to make her name in American cinema.
Jack “Jackie” Robinson (1919-1972) 2nd Lt. Tank Cmdr, USA, 1942-44 WW II. Drafted as private. Applied for OCS and commissioned. Assigned 761st Black Panthers Tank Bn. In 1944 an Army bus driver ordered him to sit “at the back of the bus” and he refused. MPs arrested him. He was falsely accused of drunkenness (he did not drink), was court-martialed and though acquitted it ended his military career. He saw no action during WW II. 2nd Base. Brooklyn Dodgers 47-56. Baseball Hall of Fame 1962.
Mary, Queen of Scots was born in December 1542 in Linlithgow Palace, the only child of James V of Scotland and his wife, Mary of Guise. When she was six days old her father died and she became queen. Her mother acted as regent in her stead. At just five years of age Mary was betrothed to Henry VIII's son, Edward. But her Catholic guardians were opposed to the match and took the young Mary to Stirling Castle, breaking the agreement. Henry ordered a series of savage raids into Scotland