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Like many thriving African-American communities in the 50s and 60s, much of "T-Town" was destroyed by highway construction that seemed to target urban areas not valued by the political and economic mainstream.
Cajun music differs from much contemporary Zydeco in being more melancholy and emphasizing emotional loss.
Carson's early popular articles on the effects of DDT were refused by practically all magazines because of a fear of losing advertising revenue.
When Coach Rockne died at the young age of 43, then-President Herbert Hoover described it as a "national loss."
While Reuther was passionate about his work-stoppage methods, he was also very concerned with keeping communists and socialists out of the union movement.
Some of the most persuasive evidence in Brown v. The Board of Education, Topeka, KS was testimony that Black children identified white dolls as "better" than dolls with colored skin.
Aside from his well-known marches, Sousa was also dedicated to performing classical compositions to the large American audiences who were unfamiliar with them.
Though Ishi resided at an anthroplogy museum in California for almost five years, no linguist was able to uncover the underlying structure of the Yahi Indian language.
The public outcry over the massacre of Custer's troops in large part led to the final harsh military actions against the remainder of the Plains Indians.
Washington's warning against foreign alliances resonated so strongly that it wasn't until the formation of NATO in the mid 20th century that the US entered into a formal military treaty with other nations.
Black military personnel training at southern camps were often asked to conceal themselves from the windows of trains as they were being transported.
Though often considered a "natural" disaster, the Conemaugh Dam broke primarily because of faulty maintenance and the fact that the man-made lake behind it had been allowed to swell to unsafe heights for strictly recreational purposes.
The so-called "Hastings Cut-Off" actually added a month to the trip to California and was primarily responsible for the group being caught in late October mountain snowstorms.