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"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman.

Part 5 of Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

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"An Early 20th-Century Black Nanny Sets the Record Straight" In folklore the black nursemaid was portrayed as a self-sacrificing woman who loved her white children every bit as much as her own. Yet the popular images of the loyal, contented black nursemaid, or “mammy,” were unfortunately far from the reality for the African-American women who worked in these homes. In 1912 the Independent printed this account to dispel the comforting “mammy” myth. At link with many compelling images.

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6 year old Ruby Bridges was the first black child in the south to attend a white school after the forced integration following the landmark ruling of Brown Vs. The Board of Education. A willing participant in her mother's decision that she would go and endure what was to be sure a very tough road in the name of helping forge the path of the civil rights movement, Ruby faced death threats and intense bullying with courage and grace.

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Voltaire, Quote, Quotes, Anarchy, Criticism, Rule, Politics, Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Wisdom, Epiphany

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Fred Hampton was a black activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. He was killed in his apartment during a raid by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Chicago Police Dept. and the FBI. Hampton's death was chronicled in the 1971 documentary film The Murder of Fred Hampton, as well as an episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize.

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Everything we hear........

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Louis Riel who promoted the rights of the métis- a mixed race people whom the gouvernment refused to recognize as having any rights. In his trial (for treason) Riel chose to present a logical case for the fair treatment of the métis rather than focus on his own specific actions. The jury did not want to convict, but the judge ordered him hanged anyway. His List of Rights bears a striking ressemblance to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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malcolm x words of wisdom

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Malcolm X

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Alcatraz

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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)

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Leonard Peltier participant of A.I.M., falsely imprisoned since 1976. Citizen of Anishinabe & Dakota/Lakota nation, Native American, artist.

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Who Was Henry Darger? This author has done an incredible job at reconstructing historically Chicago at the turn of the 19th Century as well as culture concerning child sexual assault and the queer community. Very much contextualized Darger and painted a picture of this person's life. Well Done.

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Henry Darger.

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Henry Darger- Turn of the 19th Century Chicago. Outsider Artist.

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April, 5, 1951 the Rosenburgs are sentenced to death. The climax of the most sensational spy trial in American came when a federal judge sentences Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to death for their role in passing atomic secrets to the Soviets. The couple proclaimed their innocence, they died in the electric chair in June 1953. The Rosenbergs were convicted of playing a central role in a spy ring that passed secret data about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union during and after World War II.

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Revolution is a Choice. Crime is a Choice. You can't choose your parents - but you can choose your philosophy -- Control is a Choice there, Aristotle! Trumor: Aristotle liked sheep - cause' he had no control over his nature!

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Voltaire.

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Betty Friedan 1921-2006 Leading feminist figure of the 1960s. Her book “The Feminine Mystique” became a best seller and received both lavish praise and intense criticism. Betty Frieden campaigned for an extension of female rights and an end to sexual discrimination.

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