Steven Stayner (L) with Timmy White (R). Steven was taken captive by a man who told him his parents no longer wanted him; Steven suffered through years of forced sex until the kidnapper brought White home with him, at which point Steven went to the police at last. What a tough, tough kid.
The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. She was convicted for the fatal shooting of E. B. Knight, a white Cuthbert, Georgia mill operator she was hired to care for after he broke his leg. Click the pic for more info on her story...
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1905 (22) "I doubt the photographer intended it, but his image of two children still 'behind bars' at the opened gate is filled with allegory about the true situation of the freed slaves." Photographed at the old Goose Creek Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
June 12, 1886, The Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson. This made Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of Dickson, a bachelor, had contested the will on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.
"How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" -- Sophie Scholl's last words prior to execution for her part in the White Rose Resistance to the Nazis in Germany.
Ernie Pyle (1900-1945): Compassionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who chronicled the lives of common soldiers and sailors throughout WWII; killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa in the closing days of the war.
Carolyn Jessop was 18 years old when she was forced to marry Merrill Jessop, a man nearly 40 years her senior. She lived a life of horrific domestic violence at the hands of her husband and her "sister wives" for 17 years before escaping with her 8 children. She was one of the first women to escape from the FLDS cult to win full custody of her children and was instrumental in putting Warren Jeffs away for life with her testimony in a Senate hearing. Her book blows open the shocking FLDS…
Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45, from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO/Wiki.