Jarena Lee was the first female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1836, she published her autobiography.
The first African American of either gender to publish a book of poetry has remained a controversial figure in the black community.
Mississippi Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers was fatally shot in his driveway in 1963. His killer wasn't sentenced until 1994.
While the G.I. Bill itself was progressive, much of the country still functioned under both covert and blatant segregation.
Through both dialect and nommo, President Barack Obama was able to inspire black and white audiences, altering his word choice and patterns accordingly.
Dayton, Tennessee has a new statue of Clarence Darrow, the evolutionist and criminal defense attorney of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial.