George Washington Carver was a celebrated botanist and inventor at a time when it was still rare for African-Americans to reach those heights. The son of a Missouri slave, George …..
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Huey Newton and fellow activist Bobby Seale founded the radical Black Panther Party in 1966. Under their leadership, the Black Panthers became a political force both admired and feared for …..