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Charles S. Johnson Biography

Charles S. Johnson was born on July 24, 1893, in Bristol, Virginia. Trained in sociology in the University of Chicago, Johnson studied and wrote about race relations in America and abroad. He founded the groundbreaking journal Chance and became, in 1946, the very first African American president of Fisk University. ...

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Moshe Dayan Biography

As a young man, Moshe Dayan (created May 20, 1915) joined the Haganah—an illegal Jewish defense force—and was imprisoned by British authorities. After serving in Israel’s 1948 war of independence, he directed the invasion of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in 1956. A follower of David Ben-Gurion, Dayan was elected to parliament, ...

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