Category Archives: Honor

#MemorialDay was started by former slaves on May 1, 1865

On this date in 1865, former Black slaves started Memorial Day in America. This occurred in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Life In Pictures

Posted in African Americans, Current Events, Democracy, Freedom, History, Honor, Human Rights, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Memorial, News, Open Thread, Photos, Police bruality, Police violence, Protests, Racial Bias, Racism, segregation, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

President Raul Castro officially welcomes President Barack Obama to Cuba

WATCH: @POTUS officially received by Cuban President Raul Castro at Palace of the Revolution https://t.co/bFerhf1cTg https://t.co/UClJuMetz7 — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 21, 2016

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Friday Open Thread | Historical Native American Photos

Rattles of Arikara bear medicine men. Edward S. Curtis Collection.

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Thursday Open Thread | Historical Native American Photos

Native American children were taken from their home, stripped of their language and culture or be severely beaten. They were sent to boarding schools to learn English, have their hair cut off, and become “True” Americans. Congress passed ICWA in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Historical Native American Photos

Upshaw an Apsaroke man in full headdress.  Edward S. Curtis Collection.

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Tuesday Open Thread | Historical Native American Photos

Apsaroke Chief and his Staff. Edward S. Curtis Collection.

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