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1819 – Born on the 8th of February in London, England. 1833 – He discovered the work of Turner through the illustrations to an edition of Samuel Rogers’s poem Italy given him by a business partner of his father. 1836 – He was provoked into drafting a reply (unpublished) to an attack on Turner’s painting ..

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1912 – Born on March 17th in West Chester, Pennsylvania. American black civil rights leader.          – He founded New York branch of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). 1963 – He was the chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, at which Dr. King delivered his famed "I Have a ..

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1956 – Romero was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero.          – He is a graduate of Stanford University Law School and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs. 2001 – Anthony Romero became executive director in September. 2005 – He was named ..

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1952 – Christopher Reeve, born on the 25th of September in New York City, was an American actor, director, producer and writer. His father, Franklin d’Olier Reeve, was a poet and scholar. 1970 – After graduating from Princeton Day School in June, Reeve acted in plays in Boothbay, Maine, and planned to go to New ..

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1889 – Born on April 15th in Crescent City, Florida. Philip Randolph brought the gospel of trade unionism to millions of African American households. 1891 – The family moved to Jacksonville, which had a thriving, well-established African American community. 1907 – Asa excelled in literature, drama and public speaking; starred on the school’s baseball team; ..

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1881 – He was born in Anderson County, South Carolina to parents who were liberated slaves and tenant farmers. William Pickens was a well-known educator and advocate for civil rights. 1902 – He went to Yale and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 1904 – He graduated with a degree in classics and became a ..

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1885 – She was born on the 11th day of January this year.   1901 – She graduated first in her class from the Moorestown Friends School.   1905 – She later attended Swarthmore College, the New York School of Philanthropy (social work), and the University of Pennsylvania (MA, sociology).   1907 – She moved ..

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  1913 – Rosa Louise McCauley was born on the 4th of February in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley, a carpenter, and Leona McCauley, a teacher.      1918- Rosa McCauley enters school in Pine Level.   1924- Rosa McCauley begins attending school in Montgomery.   1929- Rosa McCauley leaves school to care for grandmother   ..

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