The Stolen Girls (1963)

This entry is for juvenile audiences. To see the full version of this entry, click here. Who are they: In 1963, 200 African American youth protested segregation in downtown Americus, Georgia. Of the girls who were arrested that day, 35 were not released immediately from … Read MoreThe Stolen Girls (1963)

Theodore Kenneth Lawless (1892-1971)

Theodore Kenneth “T.K.” Lawless, MD was an internationally-known dermatologist who helped pioneer techniques to treat syphilis and was one of the first doctors to treat cancer with radium. A millionaire, Dr. Lawless built his wealth over decades and was recognized for his significant contributions as … Read MoreTheodore Kenneth Lawless (1892-1971)

9) Warren County, North Carolina (1779- )

Founded in 1779, Warren County, North Carolina, is the birthplace of the environmental racism movement. In 1982 members of the predominantly Black population of Warren County, situated on the North Carolina border with Virginia, began protesting the decision by the State of North Carolina to … Read More9) Warren County, North Carolina (1779- )