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At the height of passenger train traffic in the early 1950s, over 2,500 trains ran between cities in the United States.
Foster wrote "Oh Susanna" at the age of 21, at a time when when rollicking "blackface" music was considered daring. He died after selling all rights to his songs at the age of 38.
The unjust treatment of African-Americans during the flood of the southern deltas was responsible for a large portion of one of a number of waves of Black migrations to the cities of the northern United States.
The original dispute leading to the Scottsboro situation was related to a series of White/Black assaults between groups of hobos on a freight train.
Abraham Lincoln was so pleased with the 13th Amendment that he personally signed copies of the final paperwork, something a sitting President does not normally do.
Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Organization was the largest organized group of African Americans to ever exist in the United States.
The Atlantic coast hurricane (before the era of naming the storms) was powerful enough to register on seismographs in Alaska.
Air Force Academy pilots believed they were immune to much of the brutality of war, failing to realize the special physical and psychological torments that were possible if they were shot down and became prisoners of war.
Eads began his career on the rivers as a pioneer in the field of water salvage operations.
Acrimony over greed, philanthropy, and the guilt that resulted from wealth split the family in the 1970s.
John D. Rockefeller's ruthlessness and self-sufficiency arose soon after his family was forced into shame by his father fleeing because of a local rape charge.