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Strong women - it takes strength to show mercy. "Keshia Thomas, 18, uses her body to shield a man from protesters at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. A crowd had begun to beat him with sticks after spotting a Confederate flag on his jacket. "Just because you beat somebody doesn't mean you're going to change his mind," Thomas said."

Wanted poster for Angela Davis, 1970Angela Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. Davis emerged as a nationally prominent activist in the 1960s, when she was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of “Critical Resistance”, an organization working to abolish what she views as the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor

Let's do better for our children "I understand what it’s like to grow up in a society that tells women that their beauty matters most, and at the same time defines a standard of beauty that is perpetually out of our reach....Every moment we spend worrying about our physical ‘‘flaws’’ is a moment wasted, a precious slice of life that we will never get back."

Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from a death train near the Elbe. Photograph by Major Clarence L. Benjamin. Germany, April 1945.

Lee Rogers John C. Todd sit outside a Japanese prison camp following their release by Allied forces, Manila, Philippines, February 05, 1945 REMEMBER ALWAYS WHAT SACRIFICES HAVE BEEN MADE FOR OUR FREEDOM!!

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9/11: The Photographers' Stories, Part 3—"You're Too Close"

9/11 /// A day that our hearts broke but Obama's Muslim Pastor and friend ,Jeremiah Wright, said "America's chickens have finally come home to ROOST!" In other words we deserved it. He is also known as saying, "Not God Bless America!" "God Damn America!"

Bravery/we are going to be brave like Sophie in our fight for America On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a