Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.
College students in Nashville, Tenn. started a non-violent movement to end racial segregation at lunch counters in drug stores (Feb. 13 1960). These students attempted to get served at the lunch counter of a Walgreen's drugstore in downtown Nashville. Several white men attempted to drag some of the black students from the lunch counter. The Local Police arrested 73 students.....most of them black.