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  • 09/20/19--08:18: Chamber Plaza
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Built 1922, under the administration of Mayor John McWilliams Ford to house Shreve Memorial Library. Designed by J. P. Annan in style of Roman Villa. Remained in use as Central Public Library for over half a century.

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--09:08: The Carter Farm
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    Here at Franklin in November 1864 when the hopes of 1861 seemed just a fleeting memory, the soldiers of the Army of Tennessee attacked furiously toward you across the rolling fields. A Federal officer who was here saw their . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--09:25: Millbrook Veterans Memorial
  • Millbrook, New York.
    In Memoriam All Men and Women of The Millbrook Area Who have Paid the Supreme Sacrifice In All Past Wars . . . Particular Remembrance Korea 1950 – 1953 Charles Johnson Richard Strothers John Wing Died in Service – William . . .

    (War, Korean • War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--09:25: Millbrook, New York
  • Millbrook, New York.
    Welcome to Millbrook in 1697, when this area was thickly forested and unexplored, nine men formed a partnership and were granted a royal charter to a huge tract of land that stretched from the Hudson River to what would . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--09:26: Millbrook Bicentennial
  • Millbrook, New York.
    1776 1976 Town of Washington Village of Millbrook Celebrate the Bicentennial 200 Years of Freedom Erected by the Bicentennial Commission Ernest A. Ciferri, Chairman William L. Still, Co-Chairman Robert J. Rogers, . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--11:02: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    When the Caddo Parish Courthouse was built in 1926 it was the third one erected on this same plot of land and cost 1,2500,000. At the time of its dedication on April 21, 1928 it was debt free, paid for by taxpayers with a . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Government) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--13:39: Jefferson Hotel
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Built 1922 as a railroad hotel-- Union Depot stood across the street for many years. Extensively restored and remodelled in 1980s. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1989.

    (Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--15:01: Rosa Parks
  • Tuskegee, Alabama.
    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 – 2005) was an iconic activist during the mid twentieth century civil rights movement. Born in Tuskegee, Parks later moved with her mother to Pine Level located near Montgomery, Alabama. She . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tuskegee, Alabama.
    Samuel "Sammy" Leamon Younge, Jr. (1944-1966), a civil rights and voting rights activist, was the first African American university student killed during the civil rights movement. A Tuskegee native, Younge was attending . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--15:02: "Trade With Your Friends"
  • Tuskegee, Alabama.
    In 1957, local government officials in Tuskegee, Alabama sought to gerrymander the city's limits in an attempt to diminish the number of black votes in upcoming elections. Alabama state senator Sam Engelhardt sponsored Act . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Politics) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--15:29: Neil's Harbour
  • Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia.
    English: With its close proximity to abundant fishing grounds, sheltered cove and excellent fish-drying conditions, Neil's Harbour was a popular fishing base for both French and Scottish settlers in the 1700's. Neil . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--16:27: William P. Mitchell
  • Tuskegee, Alabama.
    Following World War II, Tuskegee's black population began to grow, and many sought to register to vote. Perceiving a threat to their political power, white politicians tried to control the black vote through a variety of . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Government • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--16:27: Tuskegee High School
  • Tuskegee, Alabama.
    In August of 1963, the United States District Court M. D. Alabama sided with the plaintiff in Lee v. Macon County Board of Education. This pivotal civil rights case involved the integration of, the all-white Tuskegee High . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tuskegee, Alabama.
    Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church developed out of the Tuskegee Baptist Church, originally organized in 1842. Although both whites and blacks (slaves) initially worshipped at the same location, the white congregants . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--17:33: Charles de Gaulle
  • , Ireland.
    En ce moment grave de ma longue vie, j'ai trouvé ici ce que je cherchais : être en face de moi-même. L'Irlande me l'a offert de la façon la plus delicate, la plus amicale. (18.VI.1969) ——————————— At this solemn moment of . . .

    (Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tuskegee, Alabama.
    Churches within the African American community played an important role during the civil rights movement. They were places beyond control of white power structure, as well as locations where people could express themselves . . .

    (African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--18:03: Jessie Parkhurst Guzman
  • Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
    Jessie Parkhurst Guzman (1898-1996) was born in Savannah, Georgia, educated at Howard University (BA, 1919) and Columbia University (MA, 1924), and worked at Tuskegee University for over forty years. During Guzman's time at . . .

    (African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.
    The Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (TIAL) was a student-based organization started in 1963 and reorganized in 1965 during the school integration crises. It originally sought to gain a measure of academic freedom . . .

    (Civil Rights • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--18:06: Lafayette Square
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Fountain Park Plaza, which now graces Park Avenue, was a few years ago on urban blight. The large brick structure just south of the Plaza operated from the 1890s through the 1990s as a factory producing various industrial . . .

    (Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/20/19--18:08: Welcome to Lafayette Square!
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Lafayette Square, St. Louis oldest historic district, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Originally, the Square was part of a 4,000 acre parcel of land called the Commons and was established in . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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