Many images of activists and moments from the Civil Rights Movement have become iconic symbols of barriers surmounted and prejudices overcome. By viewing these images closely today, students transport themselves to the time, place, and moment in history to better understand the impact of those people and that time.
This Wednesday, July 9, marks the 121st anniversary of the first open-heart surgery. A man with a knife in his chest was brought to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams at Provident Hospital in Chicago. Using no anesthesia, Dr. Williams removed the knife and repaired the heart of the patient, who lived for years after the procedure.