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Administration of Eisenhower, Dwight D.

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The years of Dwight D. Eisenhower's two terms as president, 1953–1961, were turbulent ones for African Americans and civil rights in the United States. Although most historians agree that...

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Arkansas

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In the mid-sixteenth century, Spaniard Hernando de Soto became one of the first European explorers to visit the territory of what is now Arkansas. After being named governor of Cuba ...

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Daisy Lee Bates

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(b. 11 November 1913; d. 4 November 1999),

one of the twentieth-century South's most consistent and effective civil rights leaders, perhaps best remembered for her role in the...

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Kennedy, John F., Administration Of

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In 1960 John F. Kennedy, a young second-term senator from Massachusetts, won the Democratic presidential nomination at the national convention in Los Angeles. His Republican opponent was...

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Quakers

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A Christian body that rejects the formal structures of creed and sacraments and usually of clergy and liturgy, emphasizing instead the individual's search for ‘inner light’. Founded by the...

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