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Education of the Negro: a photographic study by Dr. Horace Mann Bond

On Sunday, I stopped in at Gallery L1 and viewed the first-ever exhibition of Depression-era photographs taken by Dr. Horace Mann Bond, the father of the late Julian Bond, who died this past August.  162 more words

Writing And Art That I Like

Esperanza Rising


Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising. New York: Scholastic. 2000.

ISBN# 978-0-439-12041-8


Life in Mexico is wonderful for Esperanza as she anticipates the celebration of her thirteenth birthday, which coincides with the grape harvest. 1,037 more words

Multicultural Literature

Think U.S. Military Won't Fire on Americans, Veterans? Think Again.

President Herbert Hoover ordered General Douglas MacArthur, the Army Chief of Staff, to evict 45,000 veterans lobbying for their pay for World War I service. With MacArthur was Major Dwight D. 63 more words


Frugality from the Great Depression

The Great Depression was a huge economic downturn following the stock market crash of October 1929. When investing and spending slowed, industries produced less, paid less, and employed fewer people. 589 more words


On the Farm, Part 2

NOTE: After I wrote the previous piece about working with my Grandpa Ray and Great-grandpa Alfred on the farm, I asked my Grandma Arleen why Grandpa seemed so unhappy as a farmer. 1,283 more words

"Cleaning Up The Last Bush/Cheney Mess": There Is Almost Never A Way To Do So That Pleases Everyone

One of the sad realities of the Obama presidency is that he and his administration have had to spend so much of their time cleaning up messes that were left by Bush and Cheney. 605 more words