Posted 7 hours ago
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bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

Posted 1 day ago
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thedoppelganger:

Bear Paw Armor Cuprum Arm Guard, Indo Persian Islamic Empire 

I haven’t posted a weapon in a while!

Posted 2 days ago
Tagged with #always true #wtfhistory #history #ignoring eachother is a time honored tradition #and dont you forget it #MOM #funny post
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tardiscrash:

Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.

People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings. 

Mostly they used to embroider or mend stuff or read the bible.

Before that they crafted or fixed household things.

Before that they made tools or weapons.

Ignoring each other dates back to the god damn stone age.

Posted 2 days ago
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WTFwednesday!

What’s on Grendel’s desk this week?

Poop.

Not real poop. Replica poop. Educational poop! From a red fox and a wild turkey.

It’s for an info cart and the poop came off the backing cards. So im fixing it. Mod podge, hot glue, and school glue failed. Next attempt: above ground pool glue!

Posted 3 days ago
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plink-does-stuff:

magnificenttitanic:

Many people mistake that certain piece of wood for a door. Some people know it’s not a door, but don’t know what it actually is. This should clear things up.

A++++ to the art department’s researchers on this one because I don’t want to believe that to be a fluke.

Now that is some DAMN fine researching.

Posted 4 days ago
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unbuttonedinawood:

bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era

I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

i’ve got the permanent morbs

Usually.

Posted 5 days ago
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todayinhistory:

July 10th 1925: Scopes Monkey Trial begins

On this day in 1925 the trial of John Scopes, who stood accused of teaching evolution and thus violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, began. The trial drew the attention of the nation, as to many it seemed as if Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution itself was on trial, especially its compatibility with religion (namely Christian Creationism). The most famous lawyers of the day argued the case, with former Democratic nominee for President William Jennings Bryan prosecuting and Clarence Darrow defending. Scopes was ultimately found guilty of teaching evolution, but was let free on a technicality. The trial was one of the most dramatic and famous in history and has since become synonymous with religious backlash against scientific progress.

Also it was planned to one extent or another. They WANTED to loose in the lower courts so they could take it to the Supreme Court.

Just throwing that out there. Many social movements are planned. Change does not arrive on accident.

Posted 6 days ago
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portablemiah:

American History textbooks more like

Chapter 1: Introduction to White People
Chapter 2: White Settlers and the Indian Savages
Chapter 3: Whitey Makes a Country
Chapter 4: The Blacks
Chapter 5: Wars, Wars, Wars
Chapter 6: No More Racism!: Martin Luther King Jr. Gives a Speech
Chapter 7: The Modern Whites

Posted 1 week ago
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lesbolution:

reblog if u remember when apple was a FRUIT, kids played OUTSIDE not on their ipads, and decomposing VICTIMS of the BUBONIC plague LITTERED the STREETS

yah kids these days and their playstations and gameboys what ever happened to ROLLING HOOPS down the street and HITTING them with STICKS while trying not to be CRUSHED to DEATH by horse drawn CARRIAGES full of the BOURGEOISIE? 

Posted 1 week ago
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ambivalent-peaks:

youtube-personalities:

The real reason you’re circumcised — [x]

Clever history lesson/ myth busting about circumcision 

It’s true. It’s all true.

Posted 1 week ago
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thescriptspookervisor:

werewolfau:

frantzfandom:

castielhugchester:

skoothsmin:

science fiction was invented by a woman

don’t you ever fucking forget that

actually a teenage girl

a teenage girl who ran off with a married man 

   (via bowtiesandginghamshirts)

MARY SHELLEY AND MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT ARE GODDESSES.

Posted 1 week ago
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What’s on Grendel’s desk this week?

Skull order forms! I’m redoing some archaeology things for an info cart at my museum. And I’ve been begging to put a proper skull with the stuff, so now I’ve got to shop for one.

This is just page one. I’ve actually found about 6 or so options. Let’s see what they wanna give me.

Posted 1 week ago
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lionessdonotweep:

Happy day of the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand! :)

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history tumblr ppl rock

I never meant to start a war…

I’d just already won one and wanted to be a douchelord about it…

Posted 1 week ago
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strangeremains:

The flag of Blackbeard the pirate that depicts a skeleton piercing a heart and toasting the devil.

Posted 1 week ago
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proudly-pro-choice:

To the people who try to discredit or derail my arguments because I curse:

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My life.