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NPR: 'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

NPR: ‘Today In 1968’ Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter. “There’s no question that 1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis; the Fair Housing Act was passed; two U.S. 44 more words

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Treasury of Weary Souls: Slavery and Insurance

Fairly new, I think, and spotted on TechCrunch: Treasury of Weary Souls, a Web site examining the practice of insuring slaves. From the linked page: “The Treasury of Weary Souls features about 1,300 antebellum policies, nearly half of them contributing to profits for some of the world’s largest insurance companies, including Aetna, AIG, and New York Life. 29 more words

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One Kick-Ass FLOTUS

You know that Michelle Obama has a law degree from Harvard, Betty Ford was once a member of the Martha Graham Auxiliary Dance Company, and Nancy Reagan was an actor. 369 more words

Women's History

Wall Street Bombing a Century Ago

September 16, 1920 @ 12:01 pm EDT

For those of us living now, the biggest terrorist attacks would seem to be a modern phenomenon. But that is not true. 625 more words


Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Abraham Lincoln was born on  February 12, 1809, growing up to become an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. 13,364 more words

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Six Weeks into the New Year

Six weeks into the New Year, and I am finally starting a blog post again. On the positive side, I’ve been reading more, I’ve been singing more, and I’ve completed a few in-home projects that were plaguing, or whispering at me, for some time. 936 more words


Pre-Columbian Era: United States Introduction 2/2

Cultures of the Native Americans are not normally included in characterizations in the advanced stone age cultures with the “Neolithics”, which the category that more often includes only the cultures in Eurasia, Africa, and other regions. 520 more words

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