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Americans are now within mere percentage points of being a majority single nation: Only 51% of adults today are married, according to census data. And 28% of all households now consist of just one person -- the highest level in U.S. history. That second statistic may appear less dramatic than the first, but it's actually changing much faster: The percentage of Americans living by themselves has doubled since 1960. Living Alone, American Living, Households, Living Solo, Do You, People Living, Graphics, Infographic, I'M
The #1940Census came at a momentous time in our Nation's history — as we recovered from the Great Depression and not long before our entry into World War II. It was also the first Census that looked deeper into the details of much of American life. Now, 72 years later, upon release of the 1940 Census forms by the National Archives, we look back and see just how much America changed. #1940s #history #ushistory #geneology
Many American GIs took a heart shield bible with them into combat, given to them by loved ones. Most consisted of the new testament, were covered with metal plates, and kept in a soldier's shirt pocket, over his heart. The intent, of course, being to stop an enemy's bullet from striking their heart. Link has photos of one with inscription and metal plate.
Lucy Craft Laney (April 13, 1854 – October 24, 1933) was an early African American educator who was the first to establish a school for African American children in Augusta, Georgia. She was born in Macon, Georgia, to former slaves. Although it was illegal for blacks to read at the time of her birth, she was taught by a slave owner's sister, and by 1869 she was enrolled in Atlanta University. Enrollment in her first school in Macon was only 6; by 1928 it had grown to over 800 students.