The 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Image from Credo Reference.
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Rachel Carlson (1907-1964). Author who wrote several environmental books in the 1940's and 1950's. Her last book, Silent Spring, published just before her death, challenged human's use of pesticides and how we think of the natural world and led to the EPA banning the use of DDT.