Over the next decade, 15 more black men would take their seats in the House and Senate as Reconstruction allowed a radical, if brief, transformation of government.
Are cats the purrfect spies? Turns out, not so much.
Niches in the ancient walls appear to have stored up to 20,000 scrolls.
The message had been carved into the ground along Ireland's coast and was revealed as the fire scorched undergrowth.
So far, 22 grenades, mines or other explosives have been recovered from the muddy bottom of a drying-out river.
American Gertrude Ederle slathered herself in grease, wore a controversial two-piece bathing suit and ate chicken legs along the way.
Death threats drove Wells from Memphis, but she was not silenced and would find her home in Chicago.
A small news item in 1958 led to the modern version of the mythical wild man.