Estudiantes de Princeton luego de una guerra de nieve entre freshman y sophomores, 1893

Estudiantes de Princeton luego de una guerra de nieve entre freshman y sophomores, 1893

Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

Las tumbas de una mujer católica y su marido protestante, en Holanda, 1888.

Las tumbas de una mujer católica y su marido protestante, en Holanda, 1888.

Testando coletes à prova de balas, 1923.

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Testando coletes à prova de balas, 1923.

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting.  Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history…

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history…

San Francisco earthquake, 1906

San Francisco earthquake, 1906

John Clem aka "Johnny Shiloh" - American Civil War - the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history. #history

John Clem aka "Johnny Shiloh" - American Civil War - the youngest noncommissioned officer in Army history. #history

Lucy Stone. 1st woman in America to keep her last name upon marriage, 1st Massachusets woman to graduate college, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands (the nerve).

Learn about Lucy Stone: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Reformer

Lucy Stone. 1st woman in America to keep her last name upon marriage, 1st Massachusets woman to graduate college, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands (the nerve).

Buddy, the first Seeing Eye dog in the United States. In 1927 Morris Frank was a 20-year-old student at Vanderbilt University. Frank's father read him an article by Dorothy Eustis from Switzerland about shepherds training dogs to lead blind people. Frank went Europe and trained very hard with a dog bred and trained to lead a blind person. Buddy helped fight for the rights of people with special challenges. Many of the principles and ideas Mr. Frank lobbied for are now law, thanks to the ADA.

Buddy, the first Seeing Eye dog in the United States. In 1927 Morris Frank was a 20-year-old student at Vanderbilt University. Frank's father read him an article by Dorothy Eustis from Switzerland about shepherds training dogs to lead blind people. Frank went Europe and trained very hard with a dog bred and trained to lead a blind person. Buddy helped fight for the rights of people with special challenges. Many of the principles and ideas Mr. Frank lobbied for are now law, thanks to the ADA.

Photograph of an unknown man during the Depression, circa 1932

Photograph of an unknown man during the Depression, circa 1932

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