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Children cheap labor in mines. This boy spent 10 hours/ day in that outfit w/ only light from tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott Cooper ~Via Nakeshia Williams

Inuit children at boarding school. The sign on the wall behind them reads, “Please do not speak Eskimo.” (1914)

May 10, 1919 Race riot in Charleston, South Carolina. Two Blacks were killed. (in the US, until the 1960's, "Race Riot" usually described a violent mob of white people attacking a community of black people, sometimes with the intent of driving them all out of the town.)

WaterMat Allows Walking, Jumping, Sliding Over Water! What! Need this!

One of the most haunting photos from Chernobyl- A liquidator recovers a baby abandoned in a village home during the evacuation.

Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1933) When asked why they had to receive several "back shots"(spinal taps), researchers repeatedly lied to the men, claiming theshots were "therapeutic" when in fact the spinal taps gaveinsight to infection from the spinal canal into the brain.

A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped to become a Union soldier.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (10) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

America's Shame:The Slave Trade It shames the world and it still goes on in it's various forms

Awakening from Keto-acidosis: The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.

The Lynching of Jesse Washington - Jesse Washington, a teenage African-American farmhand, was lynched in Waco, Texas, on May 15, 1916, in what became a well-known example of racially motivated lynching. Washington was accused of raping and murdering the wife of his white employer in rural Robinson, Texas. There were no eyewitnesses to the crime, but during his interrogation by the McLennan County sheriff he signed a confession and described the location of the murder weapon