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The Quakertown Story : The removal of an African-American community and the creation of Civic Center Park in Denton, Texas.

The Quakertown Story : The removal of an African-American community and the creation of Civic Center Park in Denton, Texas.

1899 - Buck Franklin, son of a Chickasaw freedman (shown with his older brother, Matthew) was named after his grandfather, who had been a slave of a Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, and defended survivors of the Tulsa Riots in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 African Americans.

1899 - Buck Franklin, son of a Chickasaw freedman (shown with his older brother, Matthew) was named after his grandfather, who had been a slave of a Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, and defended survivors of the Tulsa Riots in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 African Americans.

On March 23, 1964 Johnnie Mae Chappell was shot walking home after buying ice cream for her children. "A carload of white men drove by with a gun on the front seat. One of them had earlier declared, 'Let’s get a n—–.'" (excellent article by Jerry Mitchell)

On March 23, 1964 Johnnie Mae Chappell was shot walking home after buying ice cream for her children. "A carload of white men drove by with a gun on the front seat. One of them had earlier declared, 'Let’s get a n—–.'" (excellent article by Jerry Mitchell)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr accomplished more in 39 years of life than any man could wish to accomplish in 100 lifetimes. He was born January 15, 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr accomplished more in 39 years of life than any man could wish to accomplish in 100 lifetimes. He was born January 15, 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

"Cudjoe" is believed to be the last slave born in Africa and brought to the United States by the transatlantic slave trade. Before he died, he gave several interviews on his experiences, including one to the writer Zora Neale Hurston. During that interview in 1928, Hurston made a short film of Cudjoe, the only moving image that exists in the Western hemisphere of an African transported through the transatlantic slave trade.

"Cudjoe" is believed to be the last slave born in Africa and brought to the United States by the transatlantic slave trade. Before he died, he gave several interviews on his experiences, including one to the writer Zora Neale Hurston. During that interview in 1928, Hurston made a short film of Cudjoe, the only moving image that exists in the Western hemisphere of an African transported through the transatlantic slave trade.

Original 7 Wonders of the World. makes me sad that all but one has been destroyed.

Original 7 Wonders of the World. makes me sad that all but one has been destroyed.

We've all heard the term "tarred and feathered." The person seeking medical treatment in this photo had suffered that torment.

We've all heard the term "tarred and feathered." The person seeking medical treatment in this photo had suffered that torment.

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