Called "general," "Moses" and "one of the bravest persons on this continent," Harriet Tubman, born around 1820, died today in 1913.
Georgia O'Keefe, one of the most renowned and honored American artists, died March 6, 1986, at the age of 98.
On March 3, 1913 supporters of the right of women to vote marched in Washington D.C., disprupting the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson.
On February 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels of Mississippi was sworn in as the first black U.S. Senator.
On Feb. 24, 1868 the House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States.
Mentored along with Harry Belafonte and others by Paul Robeson, Poitier was red baited during the McCarthy period. He resisted naming names and studio demands that he sign loyalty oaths.
On February 19, 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.
He became a leader of the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery in 1838, and went on to become an excellent lecturer and writer.
People worldwide are celebrating Darwin's life.
On this date in 1644 the first "legal" protest by Africans in America occurred.