On October 21, 1955, 18-year-old Mary Louise Smith was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus, about six weeks before Rosa Parks was arrested on the same charge. Her father bailed her out of jail and paid the $9 fine. Smith was one of five women named as plaintiffs in the federal civil suit, Browder v. Gayle, challenging the constitutionality of the state and local bus segregation laws.
|Dr Martin Luther King at the Ritz Hotel, in London on a one-day visit to launch|
the British publication of his book 'Why We Can't Wait' - 21 October 1964
|Coretta Scott King gives a speech in Washington, D.C. in hopes of having the government agree to a moratorium|
on peace in Vietman on October 21, 1969. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
|Sylvester Magee - reported to be the Last Union Veteran died on 21 October 1971 in Marion County, Mississippi at the|
age of 130 (born 29 May 1841). He was present at the fall of Vicksburg and pressed into service in the Union Army.
|Maya Angelou at a visit to Wheelock College on October 21, 1988|
|Charleston Courier, October 21, 1820|
|Jeanna Limyou on the cover of Jet Magazine October 21, 1954|
|Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Named Mother of the Century - Jet Magazine, October 21, 1954.|
|Bound for Glory: Celebrating the Gift of African American Spirituals through Expressive Calligraphy by Timothy R. Botts. $16.00. Publication: October 21, 2011. Author: Timothy R. Botts. 128 pages. Publisher: Tyndale House|