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In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks was jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city's racial segregation laws.

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Historical Hannibal, Missouri | established in 1819 | America’s Hometown | Mark Twains home
The US Government issued a 640 acre land certificate in what is now Hannibal, Mo. to Abraham Bird after he lost his original land in the powerful New Madrid earthquake of 1811. Hannibal was officially founded in 1819 by Moses Bates. He and Jonathan Fleming built the first building in town, a log cabin, near the corner of North Main and Bird Streets. Bates also owned the first steamboat in town, the General Putnam. In 1830, the population was only 30. However, when Hannibal became chartered as a city in 1845, James Brady became the town's first mayor, and the city soon grew to 2020. The early industries in Hannibal were pork packing, soap and candle making, coopering, milling of lumber, milling of grain, rope making, and tanning. Flat boats laden with grain and hemp tied up at the waterfront, livestock fattened in the back country were driven to Hannibal to market, logs were floated down from Wisconsin and Minnesota and converted into boards as sawmills flourished. In 1830, the first school was built on the city square. A year later in 1831, the first river ferry boat to the Illinois side, owned by Samuel Stone, was operating. Six years later in 1837, the first newspaper, the Commercial Advertiser, opened for business. The first railroad to cross the state of Missouri, the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, was completed in 1859. The first run in 1860 carried the Pony Express mail across the state to St. Joseph. It was led by a skillful engineer, Addison Clark. Well known residents of Hannibal are Samuel Langhorn Clemens ( Mark Twain), born (1835) in Florida, Missouri but lived and grew up in Hannibal from 1839-1853. Molly Brown, who earned her name by surviving the sinking of the Titanic, was born in Hannibal, Missouri in 1867, and Cliff Edwards was there in 1902. He was better known as Ukelele Ike, and is best remembered as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the Walt Disney movie Pinocchio and for his recording of When You Wish Upon A Star from the same movie.
The Boston Busing Crisis… Beginning in 1974 and lasting until 1988
In 1965, Massachusetts passed the Racial Imbalance Act, which ordered school districts to desegregate or risk losing state educational funding. The first law of its kind was controversial and was opposed fiercely in Boston, especially in low socio-economic white ethnic areas, such as the Irish-American district in South Boston. Beginning in 1974 and lasting until 1988, a series of protests and riots occurred in Boston, Massachusetts when Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, found the schools were unconstitutionally segregated. As a remedy, he used a busing plan developed by the Massachusetts State Board of Education to implement the state's Racial Imbalance Law. The plan was to bus white kids to predominantly black schools and vice-versa. The legislation provoked outrage from white Bostonians and led to widespread violent protests and resulted in some fatalities. In one incident, a white teenager was nearly stabbed to death by a black teenager at South Boston High School. White residents in the area mobbed the school, trapping the black students inside. The school was forced to close for a month after the stabbing. When South Boston High re-opened, it was guarded by 500 police officers and attended by 400 students. It was also the first school to make use of metal detectors. The conflict lasted for over a decade and led many white families to enroll their children in private schools. Attendance in the effected districts fell from 100,000 to 57,000 and even 20 years later in 2008, the students in Boston Public Schools were 76% black and Hispanic, and only 14% White, a lingering effect of a very sad and violent period in our history.

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5th Avenue and 42nd Street

Macy's Expands

Mullberry Street

Delancey Street

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