Thursday, August 28, 2008


Del Martin, an early Lesbian rights activist, died last night in California. She was 87 years old. Del Martin married her long time partner, Phyllis Lyon in June, one of the first couples to wed after California granted that right to same sex couples.

In 1955 Emmett Till, a black teen from Chicago, was abducted from his relatives' house in Miss. He was taken by white men after he supposedly whistled at a white woman. Days later Till was found dead.

In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King delivered the "I have a dream speech" before over 200,000 participants in a civil rights rally in Washington D.C.

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