Monticello: Frederick Madison Roberts
Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
James Earl Ray
The man who assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a small-time crook with big ambitions. James Earl Ray was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1928. After spending some time in the Army, he robbed gas stations and grocery stores. First convicted in 1949, Ray was serving a 20-year prison sentence in Missouri when he escaped in April 1967. One year later, Ray shot Dr. King from the window of a nearby boarding house while King was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Ray…
Willie and Tad Lincoln, sons of President Abraham Lincoln, with their cousin Lockwood Todd “ From the Library of Congress Notes: Photograph shows Willie Lincoln (left), who died Feb. 20, 1862, age...