African-American leaders have been vital to making America strong.
On March 15, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. The speech was given 8 days after the first sign of violence in Selma, Alabama.
On March 18, 1852 Wells Fargo and Co was established in NYC. It was to become the leading freight and banking company of the West.