When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.
Ancient Library Signage Celsus Library at Ephesus, in Turkey. The library was built around 117 A.D., and it was the third largest library after the libraries in Alexandra (Egypt) and Pergamum (Turkey). "The library, which may have contained in excess of 10,000 scrolls, also had lecture rooms where visiting officials, sophists, poets, performers and other interested citizens could met, and it became an important cultural center and a meeting place for discussion and philosophical debate."