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    a Union general during the Civil War Despite his Northern background Robinson objected to the passage of Special Field Order No 15 which granted massive amounts of land to former slaves in January of 1865 On February 1 1865 Robinson sent a letter to President Abraham Lincoln in which he argued against Life of a slave master in the west Date s February 9 1865 Location SAN BERNARDINO California Tag s Slave master Slavery George N Linns a plantation owner in Jefferson County Colorado who owned many of his slaves at a time of war was forced to release them Thomas as he was named by his slave master George was one of these slaves At age 22 Thomas was a young black man and he was forced to serve as a soldier for the European American army in 1865 He was not well educated in reading or writing and neither well Slavery in Florida Date s February 9 1865 Location JEFFERSON Florida Tag s florida slave history Slave Trade Slavery Florida became United States territory in 1821 Up until then the Spanish had ruled the land for almost three hundred years When Florida achieved statehood the total population was twelve thousand the majority consisting of free blacks fugitive slaves or Seminole Creek or Mikasuki Indians Some blacks found the more relaxed racial climate to their liking By the 1730s Spanish Florida existed A Soldier s View of the Role of Women in the Civil War Effort Date s February 13 1865 Location BENTON Missouri Tag s Crime Violence War Women Charles James lived in Missouri but fought for the Confederate army in Virginia during the Civil War In a letter to his sister on February 13 1865 he discussed the problem the Confederate Army had with absentees and deserters

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    accomplishment but also pointed out that Teaching our Slaves to Read Date s October 8 1862 Location RICHLAND South Carolina Tag s Education for blacks Religion Slavery Extra Extra Read all about it Newspaper supports illiteracy This confusing fictional phrase would have been the perfect attention grabber for The Confederate Baptist a southern newspaper that did just that In its second ever publication The Confederate Baptist included a column on

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    in 1947 After Jackie Robinson passed away there was a foundation created in his memory in which the foundation provides generous four year college scholarships along with a teaching sets of skills and opportunities to disadvantaged students of color to create a promising success in college and to develop a leadership potential The NFL and NBA also signed African American players the first of which being Marion Motley and Chuck Cooper respectively The desegregation in sports came in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement in American history Unfortunately regardless of the professional standings of African Americans their lives were still a burden to live due to the segregation in everyday life The integration of professional sports took about 50 years to see a significant change By 1998 77 of all NBA basketball players were African American 64 of NFL football players were African American and 15 of MLB baseball players were African Americans as well Along with the professional athletics integrating college athletics were along for the ride The SEC was the last to join the integration due to the high level of racism in the south east where the SEC is based Athletic integration is not the only

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    anniversary The railroad company took out a national advertisement in Time Magazine in February 1946 identifying some of the major milestones in the railroad s history and discussing its current operations The advertisement noted that the railroad dispatched 1 340 passenger trains and 3 170 freight trains across Breaking Barriers in Baseball Date s May 9 1946 to April 16 1947 Location New York New York Jefferson Alabama Tag s African American Sports Baseball The difference between the North and South in the United States has been similar to that of night and day During the period between the 1870s and the 1970s the South is generally viewed by outsiders as a backward ultra racist region and the North is seen as tolerant and progressive Only a year apart Birmingham Alabama praises its successful Negro League Baseball team while New York Operation Crossroads Sailor Witnessed Atomic Bomb Test Date s July 1 1946 to August 10 1946 Location Camden New Jersey Tag s Science Technology War At 0800 hours on July 1 1946 the United States conducted the Able Test in Bikini Lagoon the first of three scheduled atomic bomb tests that were part of Operation Crossroads Among those who witnessed the atomic bomb test was Joseph Patrick McShane Jr a nineteen year old sailor from Oaklyn New Jersey From the deck of a transport ship McShane watched the blast which was I think about Funeral for the founder of Los Altos California Date s July 30 1946 Location Santa Clara California Tag s Railroad Urban Life Boosterism Paul Shoup Sarah Winchester The development of Los Altos California is credited to Paul Shoup and the interurban railroad system The father of Los Altos died on July 30 1946 in Los Angeles California The memorial service was held at the chapel

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    an Actress in a Supporting Role During her acceptance speech Mo Nique gave recognition to a woman who had won the same award seventy years earlier She expressed her deepest admiration for this woman in these words I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that Integration of Amrican Athletics Date s 1946 Location Tag s african americans Athletics Jackie Robinson Chuck Cooper integration The issue of racism

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    better athletically and even then they were unable to participate in the professional limelight In the late 1940 s African Americans were beginning to play in the major professional sports and by the 1950 s all major professional sports have been desegregated Jackie Reactions to Intigration in Baseball Date s October 25 1945 Location New York New York Tag s Baseball Segregation Rickey Branch Jackie Robinson Reactions to Intigration In

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    United States by Martin Luther King Jr It was also given the name Bombingham due to the fifty unsolved racially charged bombings between 1945 and 1962 These bombings were directed towards the homes of African American leaders integrated neighborhoods and meetings for the Civil Rights Movement Perhaps Integration of Amrican Athletics Date s 1946 Location Los Angeles California Tag s african americans Athletics Jackie Robinson Chuck Cooper integration The issue

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    main street in Detroit as a thoroughfare to get through this community to head to Downtown Detroit but many community residents stay within the borders of Black Bottom for its businesses have everything they need While Black Bottom was a flourishing community in the mid twentieth century it is important to note that it was only created via segregationist housing and land use policies as a means of containing blacks and separating them from whites The proliferation of local businesses put residents in a position in which they did not have to leave Black Bottom to worship shop eat or clean their clothes By meeting many of the needs of its residents the businesses in this new community mitigated the need for residents to go to other parts of Detroit Detroit s Black Bottom became a city within a city the variety and breadth of life and institutions within the black community could match that of Detroit itself 18 Even though Black Bottom had the sights of a community rich with heritage and progess a mixture of the smells of clean clothes and food and the sounds of jazz and blues throughout its streets the community was still created as

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