Tag: war

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social standing in […]

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.  – wiki In June 1937 Pablo Picasso painted Guernica, a […]

"The Most Interesting Man in the World"…editing aug2014

He is “The Most Interesting Man in the World”. Those Dos Equis ads were modeled after his mythos. writing in camp in Kenya Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) Birth anniversary today. He defined both a literary style and machismo for […]

Apollo 11, The Eagle

Apollo 11, The Eagle

On July 16, 1969, an event that captivated the world.  Apollo 11 launched the first mission that landed humans on the moon. The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

Due process and equality

Due process and equality

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868. It granted #citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the #United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “#life, liberty or property, without #due process of […]

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

The Opening of the Battle of Gettysburg by Laura Searing (Howard Glyndon) text Laura Redden Searing (1839-1923) was a deaf poet and journalist.   In 1861, Laura Redden Searing was sent by the St. Louis Republican to Washington D.C. to cover and document the American Civil War.  She was a pro-Union loyalist and […]

nude by fireplace | James Van Der Zee

nude by fireplace | James Van Der Zee

  Please check out some of  James Van Der Zee works in  Metropolitan Museum of Art Collections. And the exhibit in Naratives in African American Art and Identity. James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 – May 15, 1983) was an African American photographer best known for his portraits of black New […]

Where Children Sleep at Night Around the World

Where Children Sleep at Night Around the World

A book and photography, Where Children Sleep by James Mollison. Very thoughtful and interesting photographs of the places children sleep. They range from cheery bedrooms, huts, and trash. These images, and captions, are from the feature: Where children sleep around the world on Likes.com Here […]


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