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"The Unsinkable" Molly Brown steps off the Carpathia after being rescued from the Titanic.

The last night on the RMS Titanic, 1912.

President Reagan tearing down the Berlin wall

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Victoria Claflin Woodhull the first woman to run for President in 1872, a time when most women did not even have the right to vote.

Olive Oatman, first white tattooed woman of the old west, probably. She was captured by natives when young and rescued years later.

"I could see the lights of the ship starting to go under water, then soundlessly, perhaps a mile away, it just went down. It was gone. Oh yes, the sky was very black and the stars were very bright. They told me the people in the water were singing, but I knew they were screaming." Madeleine Mellinger in a Toronto Star interview, April 15, 1974, Titanic survivor

The Melungeons (1600s- ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about 50,000 of them. They look mainly white nowadays but in the 1690s French traders said they looked like Moors (the Berbers of north-west Africa). They looked neither white nor black nor American Indian.

Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849. WAT

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The Grand Staircase of the Titanic. Photo taken by Father Frank Brown prior to leaving the ship at her last port of call before leaving Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

"Cracker" [click on this image for a short clip and analysis on racism, privilege, and the name 'cracker']

Nazi rally at Nuremberg in 1937.

Titanic Captain Edward J Smith

Eva Hart speaks about her memories of the Titanic . . survivor interview

This set of breakfast dishes from the Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic on April 12, 1912, lies on the ocean floor in the North Atlantic, discovered recently exactly in this position by Expedition Titanic 1987. Expedition officials believe it probably took the crate, which underwater organisms are away, some two hours to fall through the 2 1/2 miles of water where the shipwreck is located. Not one of the bowls is cracked.

Here is a church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.

One of the most famous survivors of the Titanic sinking was Mrs. Margaret T. Brown. She had boarded the Titanic in Cherbourg. During the sinking she assisted passengers in boarding lifeboats, finally being persuaded to board Lifeboat 6 herself and insisted on the boat returning to the vicinity of the sinking Titanic to try to recover more survivors. Her story was the basis of the Broadway musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."

*when they found the Titanic this is what they found.

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