On May 12 in 1879, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe was declared a man in the federal courts of the U.S.
On May 8, 1967, A federal grand jury indicted Muhammad Ali for refusing to be inducted into the armed forces.
The decision to head for court “recognizes Kellogg’s illegal positions and iron-fisted conduct were so destructive to these workers’ rights ."
On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.
Her voice was "rich, supple and shining, it was in its prime capable of effortlessly soaring from a smoky mezzo to the pure soprano gold of a perfectly spun high C."
White supremacist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in the murder of African-American civil rights leader Medgar Evers, over 30 years after the crime occurred.
The amendment said, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude ... shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
In a 1965 speech, King stated, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."
Thanks to the works of those who came before us, this new generation is equipped with the knowledge of how to make change, and it is become more and more apparent what we need to fight for.
Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.