In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.
Turner often conducted Baptist services, preaching the Bible to his fellow slaves, who dubbed him "The Prophet."
Arkansas Gov. Charles Hillman Bough sent 100 U.S. troops to the area, where they exchanged gunfire with the farmers.
The 50-plus unions of the AFL-CIO redoubled its efforts to diversify its ranks and leadership with more women, workers of color, LGBT and young workers.
Paul C. Neal died one month before his 64th birthday.In addition to many wonderful stories from his family, his union president and a minister who lived on his mail delivery route both spoke eloquently.
On Aug. 30, 1966, civil rights lawyer Constance Baker Motley became the first African American woman to serve as a federal judge.
Bullard was rejected by the U.S. Army Air Service because only white pilots were allowed to serve.
On August 20, 1830 the National Negro Convention held its first meeting in Philadelphia. The event was chaired and led by Bishop Richard Allen.
"Our issues can be overcome. Diversity is a great strength."
California labor official Tefere Gebr will succeed Arlene Holt Baker as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.