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Is this happening in America? Think about it...

Not to slight the holocaust, but we often overlook the destruction of the Native American tribes.

'Never Forget - The Native American Genocides

"Isolation (1960s) . Michigan Historical Society".

The great Geoffrey Holder won two Tony Awards in 1978 for costume design and directing “The Wiz.”

Angela Davis and Toni Morrison

Virtu: Angela Davis and Toni Morrison

Town council Boley, Oklahoma. All black town circa 1907

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains | ALL-BLACK TOWNS

Today in Black History, 12/18/2013 - George Henry White was the last African American Congressman of the Reconstruction era. For more info, check out today's notes!

Ali and X - "Turning my back on Malcolm was one of the mistakes that I regret most in my life. I wish I’d been able to tell Malcolm I was sorry, that he was right about so many things. But he was killed before I got the chance. He was a visionary ahead of us all" - Muhammad Ali - Rare and beautiful celebrity photos - Part 15

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, 7th Dec 1941

Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker..two of the most incredible women of the Civil Rights movement.

BEFORE THE WILLIAM SISTERS THERE WAS PETE AND REPEAT - Margaret and Matilda Peters, affectionately known as ‘Pete” and Repeat’. The Peters made history with their doubles record from the 1930s to the 1950s. At a time when African Americans were not allowed to compete against whites, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, which was created specifically to give blacks a forum to play tennis competitively. Inducted into the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Section Hall of Fame in 2003.

Gerald Lawson is the person to thank for that PlayStation, Wii or Xbox you or your loved one is playing on. A self-taught engineer, he is considered a pioneer in the video game world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system.

It is jarring to watch Woodrow Wilson and his cronies try to persuade a psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. And it is inspiring to watch the doctor refuse. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn't make her crazy. The doctor admonished the men: 'Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.'

7.15.10: The Right to Vote | New York Social Diary

Marion Palfi. "In the Shadow of the Capitol", 1948

Japanese Americans were forcibly interned in camps during World War II; Otto Hagel & Hansel Mieth, Akiya Family (from San Francisco), Heart Mountain Camp, Wyoming, 1942

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A woman hitting a skinhead with her handbag, Sweden, 1985. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor.

Love this quote from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Duncan Hines (1880 - 1959) While famous for cake mix, Duncan Hines was actually a writer of travel guides, and a restaurant/hotel critic. He published a cookbook in 1939, and by '47, his name was well respected. It was then that Roy H. Park, an entrepreneur, wanted to sell kitchen products using the Duncan Hines name. That name was eventually sold to Procter Gamble.

Duncan Hines (1880 - 1959) - Find A Grave Photos

Those famous words “Boop-Oop-A-Doop” that are so famously associated with Betty Boop, were first sung on stage in the Cotton Club by a jazz singer named Baby Esther.

Black History | Esther Jones |“Boop-Oop-A-Doop”

White Slaves in the Sugar Plantations of Barbados. None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.

Australia: Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Yi Woo (1912-1945), the last prince of Korea. He died in Hiroshima, Japan.

'Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart. - (This so surprised me.)'

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Australia | Aboriginal father and son | Image scanned from National Geographic February 1973 Thomas Nebbia