Archive for August 2015

The Lynching Of 14 Year Old Emmett Till Catalyzed The Civil Rights Act

In the summer of 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The new law made it illegal to discriminate against any person on the basis of his or her race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It stands today as the single largest civil rights achievement in U.S. history. The catalyst for this eventual legislation may... Read more »

Training Camp 1964 A Chicago Bears Tragedy

For the thirty years between 1944 and 1974 the Chicago Bears held their annual training camp at tiny St. Joseph’s College in the small town of Rensselaer, Indiana. In 1964, the start of camp felt markedly different. This was mostly due to the Bears becoming World Champions in 1963. It was the team’s first championship... Read more »