The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is bringing a number of thematic exhibits to the National Portrait Gallery; the most recent is a selection of images of Union generals by the most famous photographer of the era, Matthew Brady.
This Day In History:On November 11th, 1831 Nat Turner leader of the slave revolt was hanged after leading a violent slave rebellion in Virginia. He led the uprising on August 21st 1831, and successfully hid in the woods for six weeks. Turner believed he was chosen by God to relieve slaves from bondage. With a group of about 40 to 50 slaves, it's estimated around 55 white men women and children were killed during Turner's rebellion. Click to read more
5. A monumental day in black history: Brown vs Board of Education case which lasted from 1950-1959 and was when black children were denied admission to public schools attended by white children under laws that permitted segregation. Then approached equality in terms of building, curriculam and teacher saleries. BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION (I). The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 25 February 2013. .