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 This is a powerful pic!!!
Thomas "Mundy Peterson became the first African-American to participate in an election in a state where Blacks had not been allowed to vote before the 15th Amendment. He participated in a local election in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later held political office and sat on a jury. Decades later, the school where Peterson had worked as a custodian was renamed after him. This is just one of many stories from the Reconstruction era of the United States that are missing from the textbooks
Hildrus Augustus Poindexter (May 10, 1901 - April 21, 1987) was a bacteriologist who studied the epidemiology of tropical diseases. He graduated from historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1924 and later graduated from Harvard University Medical School in 1929 with a Ph.D. in Microbiology. As a noted bacteriologist, , Dr. Poindexter became the head of the Medical College at Howard University in 1934. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.