5 Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

5 Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

We've all heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, each household names for their involvement with the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But have you heard of Nannie Helen Burroughs, Bayard Rustin or Ella Baker? Even though they stayed out of the limelight or simply predated the 1960s, the contributions of these individuals were just as important in fueling the movement as were the legendary historical figures we learned about in school. 

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Edward Teach and 6 Other Famous Pirates of Yore

Edward Teach and 6 Other Famous Pirates of Yore

Striking fear into the hearts of many, Edward Teach and the crew of Queen Anne's Revenge are thought to be one of the most savage bands of murderous pirates to ever sail the seas. They plundered the Caribbean, capturing and looting over 40 ships. Better known as "Blackbeard," Teach wasn't the most successful pirate, but he is probably the most notorious.

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Beatles Inspired Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Beatles Inspired Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The Beatles, a 1960s English rock band influenced by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, in turn inspired a number of musically talented Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

We list several of those musical groups and artists here, but The Beatles' impact on music and the music industry was profound and extends much further.

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Crazy Horse, Legendary Warrior and Native American Folk Hero

Crazy Horse, Legendary Warrior and Native American Folk Hero

War leader of the Oglala Lakota, Thasunke Witko fought for his people's way of life against the United States federal government. Name meaning "His-Horse-Is-Crazy" or "Crazy Horse," he is best known for his role acting as a decoy in the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand and for leading a war party against Lieutenant Colonel Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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What You Didn't Know About the United States Presidents

What You Didn't Know About the United States Presidents

As it turns out, we've had a very interesting bunch of men leading our country over the past 240 years. Their lives and accomplishments are well documented in our country's libraries, general media and high school history textbooks. Yet, not everything there is to know about the first forty-five presidents is conventional knowledge. The most wild, random and bizarre trivia available you probably didn't learn in school. 

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