Dr. Samuel Kountz, 51, Dies; Leader In Transplant Surgery | The New York Times (Dec., 1981)

Lawrence K. Altman, The New York Times Courtesy of the Archives and Special Collection of the Medical Research Library at SUNY Downstate Center, Kountz History Collection. Featured Image About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these […]

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Dred Scott Decision: The Case and Its Impact | ThoughtCo.

Ben Solis, ThoughtCo. Dred Scott v. Sandford, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 1857, declared that black people, whether free or slave, could not be American citizens and were thus constitutionally unable to sue for citizenship in the federal courts. The Court’s majority opinion also declared that the 1820 Missouri Compromise was […]

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Marian Anderson: The Most Modest Trailblazer | NPR

Anastasia Tsioulcas, NPR An undated portrait of America contralto Marian Anderson at her home. London Express/Getty Images. Featured Image Classical singer Marian Anderson was one of the all-time greats — both as an artist, and as a cultural figure who broke down racial barriers. She is best known for performing at the Lincoln Memorial in […]

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J. Edgar Hoover saw Dick Gregory as a threat. So he schemed to have the Mafia ‘neutralize’ the comic. | Washington Post

Kyle Swenson, Washington Post In the middle of the hothouse atmosphere of the 1968 U.S. presidential election — racial strife splitting cities, antiwar protests on college campuses, segregationist George Wallace growling up out of the South — Dick Gregory barnstormed the country, pitching audiences his acid mix of jokes and politics. The African American comic […]

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