Princess Diana and Prince Charles split. It is announced from Buckingham Palace that, with regret, the Prince and Princess of Wales have decided to seperate. They have no intention to divore and will both continue to have an active role in their boys' lives. 1991
No one who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)
Jeanne Manford got a call in April 1972 from a hospital where her gay activist son Morty was taken after being beaten. She wrote a letter to the New York Post complaining about police inaction began giving interviews in several cities. June 1972 she participated with her son in the New York Pride March, carrying a hand-lettered sign that read ‘Parents of Gays Unite in Support for Our Children.’ Went on to found PFLAG (Parents, Families Friends of Lesbians Gays)
Early in the 20th century, Pullman Palace Car employed more African Americans than any other company in the United States. Most held jobs as sleeping car porters, caring for mostly white railroad passengers. Porters worked long hours with little rest, but they were well paid compared to other African Americans. In 1937, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters became the first African American union to win a labor agreement. Its members often became community leaders and civil rights…
Confrontation – Jabalia Camp, Gaza Strip, Palestine 1988 The women are complaining about the arrest and mistreatment of stone throwing Palestinian young boys. It became official policy, during this period, for the army to break the arm and leg bones of any boy caught throwing stones at military personnel. Shortly after this shot was taken the women were dispersed using baton charges and tear gas.