SIDNEY POITIER - Born: Sidney Tamiia Poitier, February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education & did menial jobs and slept in a bus terminal toilet in New York to join the American Negro Theatre. He progressed to one of the most respected figures in American cinema. Poitier's talent and integrity did much to break down racial barriers & in 1974, he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire .
297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms, after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms they were massacred.
Bansky. Sweatshop. Street artist today are an example of the zeitgeist shift from traditional values. Their work is illegal but they have large fan groups and profit from the people who ignore that their work is against the law. They at worst viewed as b
Black Indians. Native Americans in the Five Civilized Tribes sometimes owned African slaves. The Cherokee freed their slaves in 1866 and gave them full tribal citizenship. These former slaves were called tribal Freedmen.
In 1935, the Scottsboro Defense Committee is formed, composed of all agencies cooperating in the defense: representatives of the International Labor Defense, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Civil Liberties Union, Methodist Federation for Social Service, League for Industrial Democracy, and the Church League for Industrial Democracy. The Scottsboro Defense Committee takes over legal defense; the I.L.D. continues to campaign for the freedom of the nine.
"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."