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"The woman is the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason of our existence to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world." -- Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Saves the World!

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Chet and Ricky ~ world's first legal same sex marriage, 1950's Idaho

The first Black pianist to win national fame was Thomas Greene Bethune, [Blind Tom]. He was also the first black artist known to have performed at the White House. Then about ten years old, he played the piano for President James Buchanan. Born a slave near Columbus, Georgia, Bethune’s talent as a composer and a pianist was soon recognized by Colonel Bethune, who had purchased him in 1850.

Elisabeth Welch, the American singer who introduced the “Charleston” on Broadway before becoming a superstar in England, in 1935. Born in Manhattan in 1904 to a Scottish-Irish mother and African American father, Ms. Welch was a favorite of iconic composers Noël Coward and Cole Porter. She was the first singer to popularize the classic Porter tune, “Love for Sale” and it would become a signature song in her career. She also introduced “Stormy Weather” to Britain

- Cher - American recording artist, television personality, actress, director, record producer and philanthropist. -