Category : History

Civil RightsHistory

James Fred Blake

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James Fred Blake (April 14, 1912 – March 21, 2002) was an American bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, whom Rosa Parks defied in 1955, prompting...
History

Johnnie Cochran

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Attorney Johnnie Cochran took on highly publicized police brutality cases and defended such celebrity clients as Michael Jackson and O. J. Simpson. Johnnie Cochran established...
HistoryPolitics

J. Edgar Hoover

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J. Edgar Hoover joined the Justice Department in 1917 and was named director of the Department’s Bureau of Investigation in 1924. When the Bureau reorganized...
HistoryPolitics

COINTELPRO

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The FBI ran a domestic counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) that quickly evolved from a legitimate effort to protect national security from hostile foreign threats into an...