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Casey James Biography

Casey learned to play guitar and mandolin as a teen, but was rebellious. Casey was detained for drunk driving and spent time in prison. Casey continues to perform, sing and make music. Casey James started singing as a young lad, and learned to play the guitar and mandolin as a ...

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Mother Pollard Biography

Mother Pollard was part of the African American community in Montgomery, Alabama, through the start of historical 1950s bus boycotts. Despite her advanced years, she refused to take the bus and was determined that she’d walk to see change occur, making the statement, “My feets is tired, but my soul ...

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Jo Ann Robinson Biography

After earning a master’s degree, she moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to instruct at Alabama State College. She directed an effective city bus boycott that got national interest as well as the support of Martin Luther King Jr. Following her dad’s passing, 6-year old Jo Ann and her family relocated to Macon. ...

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Edwin Booth Biography

Edwin Booth came to be on November 13, 1833, near Bel Air, Maryland. Like his dad and brothers, Booth became a Shakespearean performer, touring the Us and Europe. Following the assassination, Edwin Booth handled his own place, Booth’s Theatre, in Manhattan. He died in Nyc on June 7, 1893. Booth first ...

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Annie Oakley Biography

Produced Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey) on August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio, the girl who’d be known as Annie Oakley acquired her outstanding marksmanship skills as a teenager, bringing in enough to finish paying off the mortgage for her mom’s house. She wed fellow marksman Frank Butler in ...

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John Nicolay Biography

He moved to America along with his family at age 5, and worked in an area Illinois paper growing up. Nicolay went to serve as secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. His family first moved to Indiana, then to Ohio, and eventually settled in Pike County, Illinois. Nicolay’s dad and brothers worked ...

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Robert Graetz Biography

Together with the introduction of the historic citywide bus boycotts, Graetz supported his congregants and participated in activism himself despite dangers to him and his family. He is continued his human rights work and written a memoir. His German grandpa was an impassioned Lutheran who, upon seeing that his own son ...

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