Who was Frederick Douglass? (1895)

Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in Talbot county, Maryland, in 1817, was the one conspicuous anti-slavery agitator who spoke of the wrongs and cruelty of slavery from personal experience.

Muhammad Ali refuses Army induction (1967)

Being the heavyweight champion didn't exclude Muhammad Ali from the draft during the height of the Vietnam War in 1967 - but it didn't mean he was going to go willingly.

Birth of the sit-in movement, 10 years on (1970)

There’s no sign proclaiming the FW Woolworth lunch counter here as the birthplace, 10 years ago today, of the sit-in movement that brought a new way of community life to the dual service and segregated South of the 1960s.