Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory. The 13-year-old will become only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years.
Birmingham Alabama - 1963. People were politely asking for the civil rights they were entitled to and *this* is what they got. (and worse - like lynchings) This what I mean by "worst of times"... Reprehensible.
Biddy Mason, an African American slave woman who lived in San Bernardino in the 1850s and who, after gaining her freedom, became the first African American woman to own property in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles. Biddy Mason has been described as the proud symbol of African American achievement and perseverance, and the embodiment of all that is possible in Southern California.