As of May 2014, Marina Oswald lives with her husband, Kenneth Porter, in a suburb of Dallas. She is known for being the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Marina Oswald was born on July 17, 1941 in Russia. Twenty years later, she married Lee Harvey Oswald while he was in the Soviet Union and moved with him to the United States. They had two daughters, June and Rachel. Two years after their marriage, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for assassinating JFK. He was killed by Jack Ruby as he was being transferred to jail. Marina remarried in 1965 and had a son named Mark. She refused to give interviews on the 50th anniversary of JFK's death in 2013.Learn More
After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments gave former slaves new rights as citizens, but states quickly passed laws to prevent African Americans from gaining the same access to business opportunities, transportation and other facets of society that whites enjoyed. In 1896, the Plessy vs. Ferguson case legalized this practice as long as former slaves were given "separate but equal" facilities.Full Answer >
Harriet Tubman did not have any children with her spouses, but she did adopt a baby girl named Gertie. At the time of the adoption, Tubman was married to her second husband, Nelson Davis. Davis was a Civil War veteran.Full Answer >
Woodrow Wilson's "New Freedom" platform for the 1912 presidential election focused on providing support for small businessmen and small farmers while attacking the trusts, banks and tariffs. "New Freedom" subsequently became what his entire 1912-1916 presidential term was referred to after he won the election.Full Answer >
The Trail of Tears took place towards the start of the 1830s with President Andrew Jackson in office. Almost 125,000 Native Americans were forced, by the United States federal government, to move from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida and make the long march to new land west of the Mississippi River.Full Answer >