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Monday, 19 February 2018

How the ?Heart Balm Racket? Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good

quote [ Being engaged carried some legal consequences until the news media got a hold of a sensational story ]

But someday you'll pay the price, I know
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

No, Not Everyone Felt That Way: Racism, Rationalization and the Potential of White Allyship

quote [ I remember when I was a kid how my maternal grandmother would defend Richard Nixon for the crimes of Watergate. As she put it, ?He didn?t do anything that every other president didn?t also do.?

It?s an easily manifested suspicion I suppose???not altogether incorrect???given the commonality of misconduct in high places. And surely it?s the kind of thing we?ll be hearing a lot more of in years to come, after the presidency of the human cynicism factory known as Donald Trump comes to an end. ]

Even growing up in the North I know much of my own history lessons were whitewashed of the anti-authoritarian heroes that helped shaped our country into this tenuous mishmosh of equality.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Underrated]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:21pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Early Briton had dark skin and blue eyes

quote [ Researchers from London's Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.

University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction. ]

I love when technology unlocks new ways of looking at the past.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by evil_eleet@10:02pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The spermatorrhoea alarm

quote [ The ingenious methods and devices employed to treat spermatorrhea - a fictitious disease of the genitals and urinary system which preoccupied nineteenth-century doctors. ]

Well we're just a wet dream for the web scene
[NSFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Drum Major Instinct

quote [ King's "Drum Major Instinct" sermon, given on 4 February 1968, was an adaptation of the 1952 homily ??Drum-Major Instincts?? by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher. King encouraged his congregation to seek greatness, but to do so through service and love. King concluded the sermon by imagining his own funeral, downplaying his famous achievements and emphasizing his heart to do right. ]

I know how much y'all hate the abridged versions of things, so here's the good doctor's speech in full.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Good]
[by steele@12:52pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 3 February 2018

What Not to Wear: The Deadliest Hats, Scarves, and Skirts in History

quote [ The following is a public service announcement from Killer Fashion author Jennifer Wright: If you wrap a piece of fabric around your neck?whether it?s a fabulous scarf, a dashing cravat, or a dapper necktie?you just might be tying your own noose. ]

To say goodbye to my clothes
[SFW] [history] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:17amGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 2 February 2018

The Pro Wrestler Who Fought Segregation in 1950s Memphis

quote [ Shortly after Memphis city judge Beverly Boushe handed down a $26 fine to the 235-pound man with a streak of white hair running down the middle of his grimacing head, Boushe told reporters that it was the first time he could ever recall seeing a white defendant being represented by a ?negro attorney.? ]

I always thought of wrestling as a redneck sport - this article made me reconsider my views.

[SFW] [history] [+8 Interesting]
[by Space_1889@5:36amGMT] [4 comments]

The Grim History Hidden Under a Baltimore Parking Lot

quote [ After an African-American cemetery was bulldozed, families wondered what happened to the graves. ]

This must be my time
[SFW] [history] [+7 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Lost Art of Vintage Store Front Mosaics

quote [ It is a sad fact that modern buildings rarely have the artistic flourishes and details of their forebears. Once buildings were often proudly decorated with eye catching touches, such as elaborate cornices and ornately carved door frames. ]

Asphalt, mosaic tiles, but there's an open door
[SFW] [history] [+7 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:29amGMT] [11 comments]

Monday, 29 January 2018

From Yosemite to Bears Ears, Erasing Native Americans From U.S. National Parks

quote [ Immersed in the American West during the early 19th century, artist George Catlin made it his goal to capture idyllic scenes of nature, often featuring the frontier?s many Native American inhabitants. Catlin was concerned about the destruction white settlers would bring as they moved west from the urbanized East Coast, reshaping the landscape for agricultural and industrial uses, and he wanted to document scenes of indigenous life before it was forever altered. ]

At home with the ghosts in the national parks
[SFW] [history] [+1 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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