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Breastfeeding in public!!! On TV!!!! Breastfeeding on Sesame Street - 1977 | Community Post: 25 Historical Images That Normalize Breastfeeding

[Black and white picture of Black Trans women protesting, carrying signs that say “Money for hormones, not war!” “We also have rights!” and “Trans Rights Now!”]

ppc: "LeRoy McDermott argues that paleolithic venus figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. If we look down at our own bodies, breast and belly dominates the visual field, navels seem nearer the pubis, legs are foreshortened and buttocks appear elevated - all features seen in the figurines. (click through for full article). This is amazing!"

Jesse Owens practices aboard the SS Manhattan on the way to the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936 -

Young African-American women knitting bundles for bluejackets, during wartime in a Louisville, Kentucky church rectory.

Maude Callen on duty. In December 1951, LIFE published one of the most extraordinary photo essays ever to appear in the magazine. In W. Eugene Smith’s pictures, the story of a tireless South Carolina nurse and midwife named Maude Callen working in the rural South in the 1950s. She served as “doctor, dietician, psychologist, bail-goer and friend” to thousands of poor (most of them desperately poor) patients — only two percent of whom were white.

1907 Indiana is the first state to legalize involuntary permanent sterilization for mental illness and criminals. About 2,500 are involuntarily sterilized before the eugenic sterilization law is repealed in 1974. Thirty states follow, especially in the 1920’s - 1930’s at the height of eugenics.

1951, somewhere in the Southeast. Maids with their employers' babies. Photo by John Vachon for a Look magazine assignment on "The South" in what could have been a prologue to "The Help."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints

the heartbreaking and fascinating history of Maine's Malaga Island community.

This 1868 photo is entitled "Magby Peterson and his Nanny." The little girl may have been considered fortunate to be chosen to work as a nany rather than a field worker. However, house servants were usually isolated from their families and community. She may have never lived with her parents again after being given this job. Florida State Archives.

Fumiko Hayashida, a young mother of thirty-one, carries her 13 month-old daughter Natalie Kayo, holding her teddy bear, on March 30, 1942, along the Eagledale Ferry landing as she walked surrounded by armed soldiers to a waiting ferry on Bainbridge Island that would send her to Manzanar Internment Camp in California arriving by train on April 1, 1942. Photo for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Ugggghhhh. --- "The Losers." Hip advertising of the 1960s - read the text. It's the 19 girls we passed on, before hiring one stewardess -- these weren't pretty enough, etc.

This half-mile long concrete wall was erected in Detroit, Michigan in 1941. Photographer John Vachon explains its purpose was "to separate the Negro section from a white housing development going up on the other side.

Memories: From Racial Segregation to the Oval Office (1 of 3)
  • Loni Nez

    now the walls are invisible but haven't disappeared

After many years in development, the results of a DNA ancestry project group with autosomal DNA lay to rest an old controversy in American history about Melungeons. The scientific data supporting a genetic mixture of white, American Indian and Sub-Saharan African were placed online today by the organizers of DNA Consultants' Melungeon DNA Project.