After 150 years, Jack Daniels has finally revealed that a slave was behind the world-famous recipe of America's most popular whisky. A photo taken from the time shows a man thought to be one of Nearis Green's (the slave who passed on the recipe) sons sitting on the left of founder Jack Daniel (circled, right) and his workers
Vivien T. Thomas. In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child. Medical experts believed cardiac surgery was impossible. As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin until Thomas, stationed on a stool behind his right shoulder, was there to guide Blalock through procedures.
Jordan Anderson the Freed slave who penned sarcastic letter to old master in 1865, after he was asked back to farm, pictured for first time. You can't get this level of detail in the American newspapers anymore, you need to surf overseas to read American news. This is a remarkable story, shame most Americans won't know it to this degree.
This image is of a Kentucky runaway slave-woman who was escorted to freedom by the aid of two Wisconsin soldiers... They kept her in disguise as a "mulatto soldier boy". After safely reaching Ohio, they took this image on Sep. 1862 in Cincinnati.
A Memphis jury’s UNANIMOUS verdict on December 8, 1999 RULED that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.