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.
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.
Heartbreaking moment in history. Jesse & Ruth Owens arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President…
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.
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.
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