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Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves
In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.
The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New...
Jim Zwerg (1939- ) was a white American civil rights activist who in 1961 took part in the protests in Nashville and the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders rode buses in the South to test the new civil rights laws. The first two buses left Washington, DC on May 4th 1961. Ten days later both…
Watkins Slave Cemetery - Locust Grove Plantation - Anne Arundel County Maryland
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A young German soldier tries to humiliate an elderly Polish Jew by cutting his beard. Beard-cutting was a method of humiliation favored by many Germans. As it is with all bullies and their victims, the strong bear the real shame for preying on the weak. The Jews of Europe bore such petty torments with exceptional dignity and fortitude. If this soldier were still alive to look back at this picture, would he feel ashamed? If he retained any humanity, he would.
Roselind Nadine Earles (1929-1933) - Find A Grave...
American Folk Figure. Although she is not well known, her grave itself has received world-wide attention. Nadine Earles wanted a doll house for Christmas, but died just before the holiday. Her parents had a doll house built around the grave with her toys and other personal belongings placed inside.
Charles Joseph Coward was a British solider who, as a POW, broke into Auschwitz, saved many Jews from death, sabatoged the Germans during work details, smuggled intelligence about the conditions at the concetration and pow camps. He, along with other British officers, used their Red Cross packages to smuggle food to the inmates of Auschwitz. In 1963 he was named as one fo the "Rightous amoung Nations." (Coward is pictured on the upper bunk.)
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This is the only known surviving first class ticket from Titanic, which is on display at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.