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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chicago fireman Leonard E. Olson carrying a child from the Eastland Disaster. He received the Lambert Tree Medal for his heroic deeds. Photograph by Jun Fujita.    Want a copy of this photo?  > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: i02042  Connect with the Museum

Chicago fireman Leonard E. Olson carrying a child from the Eastland Disaster. He received the Lambert Tree Medal for his heroic deeds. Photograph by Jun Fujita. Want a copy of this photo? > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: i02042 Connect with the Museum

Steven Stayner (1965 - 1989) California man who was kidnapped as a boy at the age of 7 and lived with his kidnapper for seven years before escaping and being returned to his family, died later in a motorcycle wreck

Steven Stayner (1965 - 1989) California man who was kidnapped as a boy at the age of 7 and lived with his kidnapper for seven years before escaping and being returned to his family, died later in a motorcycle wreck

Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

This former child actor, Skylar Deleon, who appeared on the popular kids’ TV series “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” was convicted in October 2008 of three counts of first-degree murder. Deleon, who was sentenced to death in April 2009, later tried to cut off his genitals in prison. He remains on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

This former child actor, Skylar Deleon, who appeared on the popular kids’ TV series “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” was convicted in October 2008 of three counts of first-degree murder. Deleon, who was sentenced to death in April 2009, later tried to cut off his genitals in prison. He remains on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

Cherice Moralez was just 14 when her 49-year old teacher repeatedly raped her. Two years later, Cherice committed suicide--and according to her mother, the trauma of rape was a major factor in her death. But Billings, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh sent her rapist to prison for just 30 days--saying the victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her rapist and that she was “older than her chronological age.” | Sign the Petition: Judge who blames 14-year-old victim needs to go

Cherice Moralez was just 14 when her 49-year old teacher repeatedly raped her. Two years later, Cherice committed suicide--and according to her mother, the trauma of rape was a major factor in her death. But Billings, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh sent her rapist to prison for just 30 days--saying the victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her rapist and that she was “older than her chronological age.” | Sign the Petition: Judge who blames 14-year-old victim needs to go

Eunice Spry, 70, was jailed for 14 years in April 2007 after she was convicted of subjecting the vulnerable youngsters to years of horrific abuse

Eunice Spry, 70, was jailed for 14 years in April 2007 after she was convicted of subjecting the vulnerable youngsters to years of horrific abuse

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