Tagged: history

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“Star Trek” TOS Enterprise at The Smithsonian

Neither Paramount Studios nor The Smithsonian couldn’t know the cultural impact Star Trek would have when they donated the original U.S.S. Enterprise model in 1974. After decades of neglect, it’s getting a proper restoration and display in the main hall.

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Alexandria Library Sit-In (1939)

On August 21, 1939, five citizens of the city walked into library and sat at one of its reading tables. Though surrounded by the wisdom of the ages, they were denied access to the thoughts on the shelves around them for a reason as implausible as the color of their skin. For merely being in the room, they were arrested.

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color: sins of the crayola…

Embed from Getty Images Saw this on Facebook this morning. Near as I can tell from a Google Images search, it’s been going around the net since January of this year. I wasn’t able to find the original creator of...

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in DC: America I AM

America I AM: The African American Imprint, currently at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC blew me away. It’s an amazing must-see collection of artifacts and items.

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in DC: Transformed

In Washington, D.C., check out the stately façade of Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece built in 1908, as it morphs into historic landscapes. The transformation will begin at dusk on April 19 and take place each evening through April 25 from 7:30pm -11pm ET

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Why food, of all things?

Why, after more than 10 years of blogging at various sites and domains have I decided to create a spin-off just for food? … Why not? — Some history about me and food and a little idea of what you’ll find here.

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politics: they didn’t pay what?

While I’m sure that photo wasn’t taken specifically in response to the recent withdrawn nominees, it still looks like an apt reflection of how he must be feeling. At least, as a quirk of fate, Daschle’s withdrawal took place on...

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facebook: 25 Things…

Unless you’re in that 1% online population that doesn’t have Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen this: Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the...

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video: do you know your history yet?

I saw this History of the Internet video on YouTube this morning and it’s quite good and informative. The British narrator reminds me a bit of old instructional films and the Look Around You spoof series. I was only prompted...

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free video: The Times Of Harvey Milk

I shared this link to my Facebook page, but just in case there are people that have, so far, avoided the future site of social networking assimilation, here it is again. The online video site Hulu is offering the documentary...