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Open James, Jesse Woodson (1847 - 1892)
James, Jesse Woodson (1847 - 1892)

Jesse James (1847–82) was an infamous outlaw of the American West in the 1860s through the 1880s. He committed dozens of robberies and murdered at

Open Jim Crow Laws
Jim Crow Laws

in U.S. history, statutes enacted by Southern states and municipalities, beginning in the 1880s, that legalized segregation between blacks and whites.

Johnson, Frank M. (Frank Minis), 1918-1999

US judge. He was US district judge in Alabama 1955–79. In his first judgement from that bench in 1956, he declared segregation on Alabama city buses

Open Juárez, Benito Pablo (1806 - 1872)
Juárez, Benito Pablo (1806 - 1872)

( bānē'tō hwä'rās ), 1806–72, Mexican liberal statesman and national hero. Revered by Mexicans as one of their greatest political figures, Juárez,


A fundamental concept in human society, the topic of justice, could take volumes to explore. This entry briefly examines three contexts in which

justice of the peace

official presiding over a type of police court . In some states of the United States the justices, who are usually elected, have jurisdiction over