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The First Maroon War In 1739, the Jamaican Maroons were the first enslaved Africans to win their freedom from European slave masters. During the First Maroon War, they fought and escaped slavery and established free communities in the mountainous interior of the island. For 76 years, there were periodic skirmishes between the British and the […]

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Hattie Stewart (the Bronx, New York) ~ World female boxing champion (1884). History is cool

Christina Rossetti, poet and sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Photographed by Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson (Lewis Carroll), 1863

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"His mother named him Michael, after the angel. How ironic! Oh, not that he's a living devil. But he sure as the Devil isn't an angel, either!"

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from Carhoots

Don't Try And Outrun This Ariel Atom Police Car

Giving the Dubai Police a run for their money! Don’t Try And Outrun This Ariel Atom Police Car...

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This picture was taken in 1911, and shows children who work in a Virginia Cotton Mill.

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from Ephemeral New York

What life was like in a rundown city tenement

Tenements were poor living quarters that immigrants often lived in. Jacob Riis illuminated them through his muckraking practices. These small homes only encouraged the poverty cycle in industrial cities. This had a negative effect on American Society.

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Perils of the rule of law: Things can be LEGAL that really aren't ETHICAL or right.

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John Mercer Langston, African American abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist and politician. The first Dean of the Law school at Howard University, the first president of Virginia State University, and Virginia's first African American congressman

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Mildred & Richard Loving were arrested for breaking Virginia's law against interracial marriage. Their landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage in the U.S. It's neat how their name was Loving and how they advocated love and marriage between the races.

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