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This Day In History - November 5: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman - 1968

1968: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman

This Day In History - November 5: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman - 1968

President Obama- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Obama Family At The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Alfred, Lord Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron. He looks so scruffy for a poet who writes such elegant verse!

Alfred, Lord Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron. He looks so scruffy for a poet who writes such elegant verse!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1868 by Julia Margaret Cameron.His wife died when a dropped match ignited her enormous hoop skirt

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1868 by Julia Margaret Cameron.His wife died when a dropped match ignited her enormous hoop skirt

Charles Darwin, by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868~ Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist. He hypothesized the theory of evolution, presenting facts which established how all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors. (Called Mr. Evolution by many, he is viewed almost like a god to Atheists or antitheists. Some regard him as the author of the scientist's bible, but these are merely opinions and conjecture)

Charles Darwin, by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1868~ Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist. He hypothesized the theory of evolution, presenting facts which established how all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors. (Called Mr. Evolution by many, he is viewed almost like a god to Atheists or antitheists. Some regard him as the author of the scientist's bible, but these are merely opinions and conjecture)

stunning photo/caption series from carrie mae weems. a visual poem brilliantly constructed. i do not know how to speak about this. http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/from-here.html

stunning photo/caption series from carrie mae weems. a visual poem brilliantly constructed. i do not know how to speak about this. http://carriemaeweems.net/galleries/from-here.html

Margaret Bourke-White // Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. During the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, at the height of the Great Depression, African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station, in front of a billboard ironically proclaiming, "World's Highest Standard of Living."

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Margaret Bourke-White // Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. During the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937, at the height of the Great Depression, African Americans in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station, in front of a billboard ironically proclaiming, "World's Highest Standard of Living."

Samuel Beckett waiting for Godot outside a Paris cafe, 1988 “I have loved books all my life. There is nothing more beautiful in our material world than the book.” ― Patti Smith

Writers having a drink

Samuel Beckett waiting for Godot outside a Paris cafe, 1988 “I have loved books all my life. There is nothing more beautiful in our material world than the book.” ― Patti Smith

Elzbieta Ficowska was just five months old when she was placed in a carpenter’s box and smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto. She was placed with a Polish family on the “Aryan” side of the wall, and the young woman who carried her out of the Ghetto added tiny little Elzbieta’s name, parents’ names and new address to a piece of tissue paper, on which were written the details of other children she had smuggled out. The jar was later buried under an apple tree in the back yard of a friend’s home…

Elzbieta Ficowska was just five months old when she was placed in a carpenter’s box and smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto. She was placed with a Polish family on the “Aryan” side of the wall, and the young woman who carried her out of the Ghetto added tiny little Elzbieta’s name, parents’ names and new address to a piece of tissue paper, on which were written the details of other children she had smuggled out. The jar was later buried under an apple tree in the back yard of a friend’s home…

Elizabeth Eckford Is Harassed as She Enters Little Rock Central High, Sept 6, 1957 Premium Poster at Art.com

Elizabeth Eckford Is Harassed as She Enters Little Rock Central High, Sept 6, 1957

Elizabeth Eckford Is Harassed as She Enters Little Rock Central High, Sept 6, 1957 Premium Poster at Art.com

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ― Emma Lazarus

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ― Emma Lazarus

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”  ― Walter Cronkite

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite

Myrlie Evers at her husbands funeral, 1963. Her husband was a prominent civil rights activist in America who was assassinated by a ku klux klan member

Myrlie Evers at her husbands funeral, 1963. Her husband was a prominent civil rights activist in America who was assassinated by a ku klux klan member