Ralph Metcalfe beats Jesse Owens. In 1955, Metcalfe won the first of four elections as an alderman representing the South Side of Chicago. He ran for an open seat Congress in 1970 as a Democrat and was easily elected from Illinois' first district. . Metcalfe was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in 1971 and later was noted for breaking ranks with Chicago mayor Richard Daley after incidents of police brutality.
“It’s Homecoming on the Hilltop. Let’s hear a cheer!” More than 50 years ago, The Marquette Tribune student newspaper printed flyers with cheers for the homecoming football game. “The Hilltop” refers to Marquette’s original campus on a hill at North 10th and State Streets. Marquette University dropped its football program in 1960. Thanks to Barb West from Marquette IT Services for the flyer.
Neil Armstrong, the first person on the moon, passed away on Aug. 25, 2012 at age 82. Pictured is the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J. (then Marquette University president), with Armstrong. Father Raynor holds a photo of the astronaut’s historic steps on the lunar surface. The Apollo 11 crew received the first Père Marquette Discovery Award, the university’s highest honor, on Nov. 8, 1969.
The search for photos of China's past - Historical photographs are rare in China, mostly destroyed in the Cultural Revolution. But now the country's pictured past is being reclaimed. Old photograph fever is currently sweeping China. A new and intense appetite for images of the country's past has resulted in a publishing phenomenon - sales of books of historical photographs have rocketed.