Curtis W. Harris' civil rights work began in 1950 with his stint as president of the Hopewell chapter of the NAACP. In 1960, he was arrested and sentenced to 60 days in jail for his role in a sit-in at segregated Georges' Drugstore in Hopewell, Virginia. Later in that year, he protested the segregation of the Hopewell swimming pool, which eventually led to the pool's closure. In 1966, Harris led a peaceful demonstration to prevent the building of a landfill in Hopewell's African American community; and was confronted by the Ku Klux Klan on the steps of city hall. Harris was arrested 13 times for civil disobedience during his years of involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.
In 1960, Harris helped to organize the Hopewell Improvement Association, an affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and was elected Vice President. He was named to the Board of Directors of the National SCLC in 1961 while Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was president. Also in 1961, Harris was cited for contempt by the Boatwright Committee of the Virginia General Assembly for not revealing the names of individuals associated with SCLC and not responding to the questions asked by the committee. On March 29, 1962, Dr. King along with more than 100 Virginia ministers and laymen accompanied Harris to his contempt trial (Boatwright Committee) in Hopewell.  He worked with Dr. King on multiple civil rights initiatives, including the March on Washington and the 50 mile march from Selma to Montgomery; and considered him as one of his mentors in the Civil Rights Movement. Harris served as president of the Virginia State Unit of SCLC from 1963–1998, and was elected the National SCLC Vice President in 2005.
In 1987, he led a march against discrimination in Colonial Heights, Virginia. In 1996, he filed a discrimination complaint against a Fort Lee, VA military unit. In 2007, Harris marched against a proposed ethanol plant being built in Hopewell with support from the national SCLC.
Curtis Harris was employed at Allied Chemical when he was ordained a Baptist minister in 1959, and First Baptist Church, Bermuda Hundred in Chester, VA was where he first served as a pastor and remained until 1969. In 1961, he was called to pastor at both Union Baptist Church in Hopewell, VA and Gilfield Baptist Church in Ivor, VA. Harris retired from Gilfield in 1994, and on December 16, 2007, he delivered his final sermon at Union Baptist after a 46-year pastorship.
As early as 1964, Harris ran for a seat on the Hopewell City Council. After seven attempts to be elected, he and many other like-minded residents moved the city of Hopewell to replace its longstanding at-large system with a ward system in 1983. Harris was finally elected to the Hopewell City Council (Ward 2) in 1986; in 1994 he was elected vice mayor; and in 1998, Harris was sworn in as the first African-American mayor of Hopewell. After 26 years of service to the city as well as to his constituents in Ward 2, Harris retired from his seat on the Hopewell City Council on March 1, 2012. 
On February 11, 2014, the Hopewell City Council voted to rename Terminal Street, Rev. C. W. Harris Street. For 57 years, Curtis and Ruth Harris lived at 209 Terminal Street, a street in Hopewell which now bears his name. The council also voted to rename Booker Street (which intersects Terminal), Ruth Harris Way in honor of Curtis’ late wife, Ruth. The Street Sign Ceremony hosted by the Hopewell City Council was held at Union Baptist Church on June 15, 2014, to pay tribute to Rev. Dr. Curtis W. Harris and his late wife, Dr. Ruth J. Harris. Herbert Bragg, Hopewell’s Director of Intergovernmental and Public Affairs was master of ceremony, music was rendered by the Harris Connection Singers and statements were made by Dr. Anthony Nutt, Mayor Michael Bujakowski, Vice Mayor Jasmine Guy, City Manager Michael Haley, Councilwoman Brenda Pelham, Councilwoman Jackie Shonak, State Senator Henry Marsh and Dr. Joanne Lucas, Dr. Harris’ daughter. Letters were read from Governor Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Senator Mark Warner and U.S. Senator Timothy Kaine.
On July 1, 2017, Harris celebrated his 93rd birthday with family and friends at a program, "Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Curtis West Harris," hosted by Union Baptist Church where he is Pastor Emeritus.
Mark Harris is an American contemporary Christian music (CCM) singer and songwriter. Career Harris began his music career in the contemporary Christian music group Truth after graduating from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee . 4Him (1989–2006) Harris is a founding member of the CCM male quartet , 4Him , which toured and recorded from 1990 to 2006. He wrote or co-wrote 25 number-one songs. 4Him won eight GMA Dove Awards , and were nominated for a Grammy Award for their album The Message. Solo (2006–present) Harris began a solo career in 2005 and released his debut solo album, The Line Between the Two. He followed Windows and Walls. He won a GMA Dove Award in the category of Inspirational Song of the Year for his single "Find Your Wings". In 2009, He released a Christmas album titled, Christmas Is. In 2011, he released his fourth solo project, Stronger in the Broken Places. As a solo artist he has had three number-one songs. He also released a book with Howard Publishing/Simon and Schuster in 2009, that b
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The Star Wars sequel trilogy is the third film trilogy in the Star Wars American space opera franchise, created by George Lucas . It is being produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures . The trilogy is to consist of episodes VII through IX and chronologically follows Return of the Jedi (1983) in the saga. Lucas originally planned a sequel trilogy in the mid-1970s, but had abandoned these plans by the late 1990s. The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in late 2012 and then announced the production of a sequel trilogy. The first installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens , was released on December 18, 2015 in the U.S., following a special premiere screening in Los Angeles on December 14. The film is directed by J. J. Abrams who cowrote the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt . Harrison Ford , Mark Hamill , Carrie Fisher , and other main cast members from the original trilogy returned to reprise their roles and co-star alongside Daisy Ridley , John Boyega , Ada
The SS Wilson B. Keene, destroyed in the disaster's second explosion The Texas City disaster was an industrial accident that occurred April 16, 1947, in the Port of Texas City . It was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history, and one of the largest non-nuclear explosions . Originating with a mid-morning fire on board the French -registered vessel SS Grandcamp (docked in the port), her cargo of approximately 2,200 tons (approximately 2,100 metric tons ) of ammonium nitrate detonated, with the initial blast and subsequent chain-reaction of further fires and explosions in other ships and nearby oil-storage facilities . It killed at least 581 people, including all but one member of the Texas City fire department. The disaster triggered the first ever class action lawsuit against the United States government, under the then-recently enacted Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), on behalf of 8,485 victims. Ships The Grandcamp was a recently re-activated 437-foot-long (133 m) Liberty ship . Originally named th
This is a list of Swansea City A.F.C. managers and their records from 1912 , when the club was founded and their first professional manager appointed, to the present day. History The first manager to be appointed to Swansea Town was Walter Whittaker . In the club's first season, Whittaker led Swansea to their first Welsh Cup win. The club's most recent permanent manager is Paul Clement . Swansea have had thirty-eight permanent managers (of whom six have been player-managers), and four caretaker managers, one of whom has served twice. Haydn Green is Swansea's longest serving manager, having held the position for 8 years, 123 days spanning World War II . Statistically, Roberto Martínez is Swansea's most successful manager with a 50% winning percentage in all competitive games. As a player-manager, John Toshack guided Swansea City to three promotions in four years, from the Fourth Division to the First Division . Swansea finished the 1981–81 season in sixth place – their highest ever league position. There have
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth album by English rock band Pink Floyd , released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records . The album built on ideas explored in earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions following the departure of founding member and principal contributor, Syd Barrett , in 1968, that characterised their earlier work. It thematically explores conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness , the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state. Developed during live performances, an early version was premiered several months before recording began; new material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at Abbey Road in London. The group used some advanced recording techniques at the time, including multitrack recording and tape loops . Analogue synthesizers were prominent in several tracks, and snippets from recorded interviews with Pink Floyd's road crew and others provided philosophical quotations throughout. Engineer Alan P
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The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos . To view characters organized by their associations, see the subpages section . Main characters Actor Character Seasons 1 2 3 4 5 6 James Gandolfini Tony Soprano Main Lorraine Bracco Dr. Jennifer Melfi Main Edie Falco Carmela Soprano Main Michael Imperioli Christopher Moltisanti Main Dominic Chianese Corrado "Junior" Soprano Main Vincent Pastore Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero Main Recurring Guest Steven Van Zandt Silvio Dante Main Robert Iler Anthony Soprano, Jr. Main Jamie-Lynn Sigler Meadow Soprano Main Tony Sirico Paulie Gualtieri Main Nancy Marchand Livia Soprano Main Guest Drea de Matteo Adriana La Cerva Recurring Main Recurring David Proval Richie Aprile Main Guest Aida Turturro Janice Soprano Baccalieri Guest Main Joe Pantoliano Ralph Cifaretto Main Guest Robert Funaro Eugene Pontecorvo Main Recurring John Ventimiglia Artie Bucco Recurring Main Kathrine Narducci Charmaine Bucco Recurring Guest Main Steve Schirripa Bobby "
Christopher Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966), known as C. Thomas Howell , is an American actor and director. He has starred in the films The Outsiders , The Hitcher , Grandview U.S.A. , Red Dawn , Secret Admirer , and Soul Man ; he has also appeared in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial , The Amazing Spider-Man , and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox . Early life Howell was born in Van Nuys , California , the son of Christopher N and Candace Howell. He has two sisters, Stacy and Candi, and a brother, John. His father worked as a stunt coordinator and rodeo performer. As a young boy, Howell wanted to be a stuntman and was even a child stunt performer. He began acting at the age of four, when he was cast in the Brian Keith Show episode "The Little People". When Howell was young, his parents divorced, leaving his mother with both of her sons and daughter Stacy, and his father took little Candi with him. Howell shared his time with each parent and started his career through his father's job. When he was 12,
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). Dean's premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status. He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor , and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list. Early life James Dean was born February 8, 1931, at the Seven Gables apartment on the corner of 4th Street and McClure Street in Marion, Indiana , the only child of Winton Dean (January 17, 1908 – Februar
The Battle of Westport , sometimes referred to as the " Gettysburg of the West, " was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri , during the American Civil War . Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling Price . This engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri Expedition , forcing his army to retreat. The battle ended the last major Confederate offensive west of the Mississippi River , and for the remainder of the war the United States Army maintained solid control over most of Missouri. This battle was one of the largest to be fought west of the Mississippi River, with over 30,000 men engaged. Cannon at Loose Park . Price was said to have watched the battle from a grove of trees here. The "General Tree", long since gone, was a landmark for many years John Wornall House , which was used by both sides as a hospital Westport Westport (now a part of Kansas City, Missouri ) had already established
William Whewell FRS FGS ( HEW -əl ; 24 May 1794 – 6 March 1866) was an English polymath , scientist , Anglican priest , philosopher , theologian , and historian of science . He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge . In his time as a student there, he achieved distinction in both poetry and mathematics. What is most often remarked about Whewell is the breadth of his endeavours. In a time of increasing specialisation, Whewell appears as a vestige of an earlier era when natural philosophers dabbled in a bit of everything. He researched ocean tides (for which he won the Royal Medal ), published work in the disciplines of mechanics , physics , geology , astronomy , and economics , while also finding the time to compose poetry , author a Bridgewater Treatise , translate the works of Goethe , and write sermons and theological tracts. In mathematics , Whewell introduced what is now called the Whewell equation , an equation defining the shape of a curve without reference to an arbitrarily chosen coordinate system.
The 1979 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 12th year in professional football and its tenth with the National Football League (NFL). Fullback Pete Johnson powered his way to 15 touchdowns, but the Bengals struggled to their second straight 4-12 record. After the season, former Cleveland coach Forrest Gregg was named to replace Homer Rice as Bengals head coach. Offseason NFL draft 1979 Cincinnati Bengals draft Round Pick Player Position College Notes 1 3 Jack Thompson Quarterback Washington State 1 12 Charles Alexander Running back LSU 2 30 Dan Ross * Tight end Northeastern 3 59 Barney Cotton Guard Nebraska 4 84 Mike White Defensive tackle Albany State 4 91 Vaughn Lusby Defensive back Arkansas 5 113 Casey Merrill Defensive end UC Davis 6 139 Steve Kreider Wide receiver Lehigh 7 168 Max Montoya * Guard UCLA 8 194 Howie Kurnick Linebacker Cincinnati 9 223 Scott Burk Defensive back Oklahoma State 10 250 Nathan Poole Running back Louisville 11 278 Ken Bungarda Offensive tackle Mi
The Mary Tyler Moore Show opening sequence is an element of the American television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show . In 1999, Entertainment Weekly picked Mary Richards ' hat toss at the end of the sequence as the 1970s' second-greatest television moment. The theme song, "Love Is All Around", was written and performed by Sonny Curtis . Scenes The original opening title sequence for the show begins with the name of its star across the screen in Peignot font, which then multiplies both upward and downward vertically in a number of colors, followed by a montage of Mary driving towards Minneapolis towards her new home, and walking in her new neighborhood. In the final shot, she gleefully tosses her Tam o' Shanter in the air in the middle of the street; a freeze-frame captures her smiling face and the hat in mid-air. The sequence was created by Reza Badiyi who had also done the opening sequence for Hawaii Five-O . Badiyi came up with the idea for the final shot, which Entertainment Weekly ranked as the second gr
James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union . James was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots , and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII, King of England and Lord of Ireland , positioning him to eventually accede to all three thrones. James succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, after his mother Mary was compelled to abdicate in his favour. Four different regents governed during his minority, which ended officially in 1578, though he did not gain full control of his government until 1583. In 1603, he succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I , who died without issue. He continued to reign in all thre
Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress and author who has appeared in film, stage, and television. After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University , Peet began her career in television commercials, and progressed to small roles on television, before making her film debut in 1995. Featured roles in the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards brought her wider recognition. She has appeared in a variety of films, including the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman , the 2003 romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give , the 2003 psychological thriller film Identity , the 2005 action-thriller Syriana , the 2006 comedy-drama remake Griffin & Phoenix , the 2007 romantic comedy The Ex , the 2008 science fiction film The X-Files: I Want to Believe and the 2009 disaster adventure drama 2012 . She has also appeared in the 1999 drama series Jack & Jill , the 2006 drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip , and the 2015 comedy-drama series Togetherness . Early life Peet was born in New York City , the
The Syrian Civil War ( Arabic : الحرب الأهلية السورية , Al-ḥarb al-ʼahliyyah as-sūriyyah) is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria fought primarily between the government of President Bashar al-Assad , along with its allies, and various forces opposing the government. The unrest in Syria, part of a wider wave of 2011 Arab Spring protests, grew out of discontent with the Assad government and escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for his removal were violently suppressed. The war is being fought by several factions: the Syrian government and its allies, a loose alliance of Sunni Arab rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army ), the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front ) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), with a number of countries in the region and beyond being either directly involved , or rendering support to one or another faction. Syrian opposition groups formed the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and seized
This is a list of people who disappeared mysteriously , and of people whose current whereabouts are unknown or whose deaths are not substantiated, as well as a few cases of people whose disappearances were notable and remained unexplained for a long time, but were eventually explained, or the body found. Many people who disappear are eventually declared dead in absentia . Before 1800 531 BC – Laozi , Chinese sage and founder of Taoism . He is said to have worked in the court of the Zhou dynasty until an old age, when, dismayed at the corruption and hypocrisy widespread in his surroundings, he gave up all he had and knew. He departed from China into the Western wildlands, mounted on a water buffalo, never to be seen or heard of again. All he left behind was his famous book, the Tao Te Ching , the basic teaching of Taoism, which he wrote at the request of a Chinese border keeper right before disappearing into the mountains ahead. 71 BC – Spartacus , one of the leaders of escaped slaves during the Third Servile
The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders , known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois , was an 11-member commission established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in Executive Order 11365 to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to provide recommendations for the future. Background Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the commission on July 28, 1967, while rioting was still underway in Detroit, Michigan. Mounting civil unrest since 1965 had spawned riots in the black and Latino neighborhoods of major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles ( Watts riots of 1965), Chicago ( Division Street Riots of 1966 (the first Puerto Rican riot in US History)), and Newark ( 1967 Newark riots ). In his remarks upon signing the order establishing the Commission, Johnson asked for answers to three basic questions about the riots: "What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again?" Members of the Commission Otto
John Fitzgerald " Jack " Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK , was an American statesman who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War , and much of his presidency focused on managing relations with the Soviet Union . He was a member of the Democratic Party who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate prior to becoming president. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts , to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy . A scion of the Kennedy family , he graduated from Harvard University in 1940 before joining the United States Naval Reserve the following year. During World War II , Kennedy commanded a series of PT boats in the Pacific theater and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his service. After the war, Kennedy represented Massachusetts's 11th congressional district in the Unit
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Clockwise from top: Ken Curtis (Festus), Arness (Matt), Amanda Blake (Kitty), and Milburn Stone (Doc) in 1968 Gunsmoke is an American western television series developed by Charles Marquis Warren and based on the radio program of the same name . The series ran for 20 seasons, making it the longest-running western in television history. The first episode aired in the United States on September 10, 1955, and the final episode aired on March 31, 1975. All episodes were broadcast in the U.S. by CBS . In the United Kingdom Gunsmoke was originally broadcast under the title Gun Law. Gunsmoke was originally a half-hour program filmed in black-and-white . The series expanded to an hour in length with season seven and began filming in color in season twelve. During its run 635 episodes were broadcast, of which 233 were 30 minutes in length and 402 were 60 minutes in length. Of the hour-long episodes 176 were in black-and-white and 226 in color. During season two, Gunsmoke became one of the ten most popular program
William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme ( ; 19 September 1851 – 7 May 1925) was an English industrialist , philanthropist , and politician. Having been educated at a small private school until the age of nine, then at church schools until he was fifteen; a somewhat privileged education for that time, he started work at his father's wholesale grocery business in Bolton . Following an apprenticeship and a series of appointments in the family business, which he successfully expanded, he began manufacturing Sunlight Soap , building a substantial business empire with many well-known brands such as Lux and Lifebuoy . In 1886, together with his brother, James , he established Lever Brothers , which was one of the first companies to manufacture soap from vegetable oils, and which is now part of the Anglo-Dutch transnational business Unilever . In politics, Lever briefly sat as a Liberal MP for Wirral and later, as Lord Leverhulme, in the House of Lords as a Peer . He was an advocate for expansion of the Britis
The following individuals participated in Zion's Camp : Men Hazen Aldrich Joseph S. Allen Isaac Allred James Allred Martin Allred Milo Andrus Solomon Angell Allen A. Avery Almon W. Babbitt Alexander Badlam Samuel Baker Nathan Bennett Baldwin Elam Barber Israel Barlow Lorenzo D. Barnes Edson Barney Royal Barney Henry Benner Samuel Bent Hiram Backman Lorenzo Booth George W. Brooks Albert Brown Harry Brown Samuel Brown John Brownell Peter Buchanan Alden Burdick Harrison Burgess David Byur William F. Cahoon John Carpenter John S. Carter Daniel Cathcart Alonzo Champlin Jacob Chapman William Cherry John M. Chidester Alden Childs Nathaniel Childs Stephen Childs Albert Clements Thomas Colborn Alanson Colby Zera S. Cole Zebedee Coltrin Libeus T. Coon Horace Cowan Lyman Curtis Mecham Curtis Solomon W. Denton Peter Doff David D. Dort John Duncan James Dunn Philemon Duzette Philip Ettleman Bradford W. Elliot David Elliot David Evans Asa Field Edmund Fisher Alfred Fisk Hezekiah Fisk Elijah Fordham George Fordham Frederick