Women with raised fists standing in front of the Statue of Liberty after a “Women’s Rights” day march to the famous statue on August 26, 1978. They hold a banner reading “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” […]
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Mug shot: A photograph of someone’s face especially one made for police records. The word ”mug shots” comes from the British slang word “mug” meaning “face.” Early in the morning on May 30th, 1907, Bertha, believing her husband was planning on leaving her, took a razor and sliced off his penis. While her husband ran to get […]
Attorney Stephen Brent, right, files the 10,000th divorce action at the county clerk’s office in San Fernando Superior Court on June 12, 1958. Since the court opened in 1947, only 8,137 marriage licenses have been issued. Noting record are, from left, court deputies Gladys Singletary, Marjorie Romesa, Howard Cunningham and Opal L. Colon.
At the age of 14 years, George Junius Stinney Jr. was the youngest person to be legally executed in the United States in the 20th Century. Alcolu, South Carolina was a Jim Crow southern town that was split in two by a railroad track. White workers lived on one side while African American families lived […]
The two slightly different photographs show a “Hooch Hound” in action on February 23, 1922. The dog was trained to detect liquor during the Prohibition years. The man with a pipe in his mouth is seen fishing on the Potomac River as the dog inches closer to sniff and retrieve the flask in the man’s […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]