Langston Hughes was a prominent African-American poet, novelist, playwright, and social activist best know for his jazz poetry.
Rosa Parks was a life-long activist whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus was a catalyzing event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
The final major and arguably the most destructive of a series earthquakes in the central United States in 1811-1812.
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was a natural history artist that became famous for his live-size sculptures of dinosaurs.
A traditional celebration based on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Named "Hans Christian Andersen of America" by Newsweek magazine, Jane Yolen has written more than 300 books.