08 February 2004

Black History Question:
Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the most prominent African American women of the first half of the twentieth century—and one of the most powerful. Known as the "First Lady of the Struggle," she devoted her career to improving the lives of African Americans.

She was also well-known supporter of the Scottsboro Boys' struggle for justice. Who were the Scottsboro Boys?

Black History Question Answer from February 7:
In 1950, the House approved a permanent version of the FEPC, but southern senators filibustered and killed the bill.

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