In 1857 patent rights were denied to slaves and were restored after the Civil War. Blair died in 1860, the year the war began.
The revolt was led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. Céspedes, himself a plantation owner, freed his slaves and invited them to join the rebellion.
On Oct. 4, 1824, three years after winning independence from Spain and battling the remnants of monarchy, the Mexican people established a republic.
Luque played in both all white, Negro League, and integrated teams in the U.S. and Cuba.
Turner often conducted Baptist services, preaching the Bible to his fellow slaves, who dubbed him "The Prophet."
Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.
TUCSON, Ariz. - When activists here launched Salt of the Earth Labor College in 1993 they didn't know exactly what to expect.
Gebre's first attempt at union organizing in Orange County was a smashing success. He successfully signed up 400 workers who toiled as sorters of trash.
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.