"If you go out & work with your people, then the leadership will emerge.”
Please join us in wishing a happy birthday to Robert Parris Moses, born #tdih 1935 in Harlem.
Organizer with SNCC, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Algebra Project, & more.
#TDIH 1909, Blériot XI was flown for the first time. Further trials and various modifications proceeded through the spring and by the end of May, it was fitted with a 25-horsepower, three-cylinder Anzani engine. Pictured here is the Blériot XI in our collection. #AirSpacePhoto
#tdih 1963, Patricia Stephens Due* was arrested in segregated lobby of Florida Theater in Tallahassee for entering "whites-only" section. Stephens Due then filed suit against city for their support of racial apartheid. (*mother of author @TananariveDue)
Today, in 1991, during Operation DESERT STORM | Iraq spilled millions of gallons of Oil into the Persian Gulf in order to disrupt a potential amphibious landing by US Marines on Kuwait's coast causing the worst oil spill in Persian Gulf History. #tdih
#TDIH (1832) #AmericanRevolution patriot Mary Ludwig Hays passes away. Mary is often accepted as the woman behind the folk hero “Molly Pitcher,” but did you know there is a fair amount of controversy regarding who the “true” Molly Pitcher is? #history #USA
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