James E. Shepperson (1858 – ?)

Image Ownership: Public Domain   James E. Shepperson was born in Roanoke, Charlotte, Virginia in 1858 to Parker and Matilda Shepperson.  He is considered one of the most influential leaders and spokesmen among African American miners during the late 19th century and early 20th century.  … Read MoreJames E. Shepperson (1858 – ?)

Richard Pryor (1940–2005)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III, was an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and social critic who revolutionized the comedy world in the 1960s and 1970s. He became famous for colorful, irreverent and often vulgar language as he comically described … Read MoreRichard Pryor (1940–2005)

(2008) President-Elect Barack Obama’s Election Night Victory Speech, Nov. 4th, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Illinois Senator Barack Obama defeated Arizona Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.  On the night of his historic victory, Senator Obama addressed an audience of 250,000 at Grant Park in Chicago.  The text of his speech appears below. Hello … Read More(2008) President-Elect Barack Obama’s Election Night Victory Speech, Nov. 4th, 2008