On the Civil Rights Memorial are inscribed the names of individuals who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom during the modern Civil Rights Movement - to The martyrs include activists who were targeted for death because of their civil rights work; random victims of vigilantes determined to halt the movement; and individuals who, in the sacrifice of their own lives, brought new awareness to the struggle. The chronology below briefly describes their lives. More information is available at the Civil Rights Memorial Center. George Lee , one of the first black people registered to vote in Humphreys County, used his pulpit and his printing press to urge others to vote. White officials offered Lee protection on the condition he end his voter registration efforts, but Lee refused and was murdered.
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Cancer in Children and Adolescents - National Cancer Institute
In , there were more than 70, drug overdose deaths in the U. The sharpest increase occurred among deaths involving fentanyl and fentanyl analogs other synthetic narcotics with more than 28, overdose deaths in The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths increased significantly in Alabama by While the majority of drug overdose deaths in involved an opioid, overdose deaths involving opioids are not included for the state because the data reported did not meet inclusion criteria see Scholl L, et al.
Teen Suicide Rates Are Rising
Now, in an unfolding tragedy reaching into communities across the country, more teenagers are foundering on those shoals and taking their own lives. According to an August report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , the number of girls age 15 to 19 committing suicide doubled from to , to a year high of 5. The most recent statistics for boys, whose suicide rates have always been higher, are also grim. After peaking in the s and declining for a decade and a half, their suicide rate climbed by more than 30 percent between and , to As troubling as those national numbers are, the crisis in Utah has become particularly acute.
Death rates for children have fallen dramatically since For example, rates for infants under 1 year fell from 1, From to , however, rates rose, reaching The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed the increase to a rise in the number of babies born with very low birthweight.