“I Am A Man”
This simple yet profound statement could be heard on the streets of Memphis as the sanitation workers protested the deplorable working conditions in 1968.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was there in support and while he was there in support, he was assassinated not far from where this monument stands.
While, I had a blast listening to music on Beale Street, I also made a point to go and take in this history.
On this, Dr. King’s birthday, I encourage you, if you are ever in Memphis, go to the @ncrmuseum
It is a powerful, emotional place visit. I left feeling so much gratitude and motivation to continue with one of Dr. King’s visions —-> to do for others. “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” #MLK#IAmAMan#allthingsmikita#travelblogger#history#ncrmuseum
Happy birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. born on this day in 1929. We honor the life of Dr. King and his contributions to racial justice and equality.
Eight months before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington D.C., he spoke these words to a crowd of 1,800 people in a Rocky Mount gymnasium on November 27, 1962.
It was a significant moment in the course of King’s leadership against segregation and racial discrimination in the South, but one that has largely been forgotten. An original tape recording of the Rocky Mount speech was discovered in the collection of the Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount by NC State University English professor Jason Miller.
Miller was working on research for his book "Langston Hughes and American Lynching culture" (2011, University Press of Florida). In his research, Miller observed direct connections between Hughes' poetry on dreams and King's speeches. He also observed that King used passages from these poems in his oratory. The damaged audio tape was restored and digitized. • • •
(Original post from @ncculture, 2018) #repost#mlk#martinlutherkingjr#civilrights#rockymountnc#ihaveadream#history
Slave Revolt In Cherokee Nation of 1842: A slave rebellion of the largest escape of slaves from the Cherokee that occurred on November 15th 1842. It happened in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). The group had 20 when escaping to Mexico, where slavery was abolished by Vicente Guerrero, a African descent President & founding fathers. While running, they were joined with 15 more from the Creek nation. They encountered 2 slave catchers, holding a family of 8, who were Choctaw slaves. The group killed the catchers & had family joined. The Cherokees & Choctaws raised 100 warriors to chase down the runaways. They captured & executed 5 slaves for the deaths of the slaves catchers. They passed harsher slave codes which expelled freedmen from the territory & establishing a Slave Catching company. This rebellion inspired many other revolts in Indian territory.
THE TPOLAW SESSIONS | Chapter Two: Perspectives (clip). On December 30th, 2018, Hip Hop radio host and journalist, Justin Muzack sat down with me in Los Angeles, California, for an interview about the creation of TPOLAW Trilogy, and the inspiration behind the tracks of Chapter Two, THE HYPE.
New episode dropping tonight, at midnight. Talking about the emotional sacrifice that goes into creating art, and how some of the beautiful creations are the aftermaths of some of the darkest and lowest points in a creative's journey.
The full Interview is available on my personal website RIGHT NOW, and new episodes will be dropping every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from now until February 11th on @thethreatculture's YouTube channel. (Also, a lot of content dropping on the Threat Culture's Instagram page. So make sure to follow it as well). The TPOLAW Sessions | Chapter Two: The Hype. The story continues.
Special thanks to Justin Muzack @justinmuzack, for coming through the studio for this dialogue. And I want to thank my broskies Edward Cruz ( @str8_mookin) and Aster Jean ( @ladyasterxo) for helping me out with the camera work, and my guy Geof ( @geof.p) for letting me use some of his gear. Enjoy the story. #vonpoevii#threatculture#clip#wisdom#hiphop#thehype#tpolaw#interview#history
Auschwitz saturation of color series photo 1.
When I visited Auschwitz recently it was a very emotional experience. It is hard to describe the feeling of the place. The gravity of a place where the unspeakable horrors of humanity took place is overwhelming.
Many images of Auschwitz are done in black and white and it gives the images somewhat of a timeless feel to them. I have also found that it creates sonewhat of a disconnect with the viewer by giving The Holocaust a feeling that it happened a very long time ago, when in actuality there are still people alive that remember the horrors that they experienced there. I wanted try and bridge the gap of time and create an emotional connection with the viewer by having specific parts of the images in color, emphasizing their significance.
The single child's shoe really stuck out to me as I looked at the stack of the thousands of shoes that once belonged to these people. Never forget what happened there to these people.
Frases de Terça
Para o Deleite da Alma
A Terra é Azul
Yuri Gagarin - 1961
Na década de 1960, o mundo estava em plena Guerra Fria, EUA e URSS disputavam uma Corrida Espacial e os russos já haviam largado na frente colocando no espaço o satélite Sputinik.
Em abril, saindo do Cosmódromo de Baikonur, no Cazaquistão, a nave Vostok 1 com Yuri Gagarin (1934 - 1968) decolou para o seu primeiro e único vôo espacial. Foram apenas 108 minutos, suficientes para Gagarin dar uma volta pela órbita da Terra.
Aos 27 anos, Gagarin se tornou o primeiro homem a ir para o espaço e pouco depois da decolagem, a 327km de altura, uma mensagem chegou via rádio:
A Terra é Azul!
Yuri Gagarin se tornou imediatamente um herói nacional! Uma curiosidade sobre o vôo é que ninguém, inclusive Gagarin soube com antecedência sobre o vôo, o governontinha medo que algo desse errado, até a família só soube da façanha por um boletim de uma rádio.
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What's the story behind Diane de Poitiers' jewelry box? What's the message in the rings she chooses to show us? There are songs, movies, and flowers named after her. Married to Louis de Brezé, lover to Henri II and therefore foe of Catalina de Medici. Would any of those rings be from Henri? Why is she holding one of two rings with a heart shape in Clouet's painting?
These two representations of the exact same scene, the first one by François Clouet (1559)
and second attributed to a Master of the Fontainebleau School circa 1590.
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In late 1941, after the Japan’s sudden and devastating conquest across the South Pacific, Ralph Sharp received word that his brother Darrell had been captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. Naturally, Ralph was eager to serve, but had to wait a painful two years before he was old enough to enlist in the United States Navy.
In July of 1944 Ralph was a gunner’s mate aboard a troop transport, heading for the shore of Saipan. The boat had barely made it to the beach when Ralph was hit by enemy firepower - three times - in the legs and hip. Ralph laid there for hours until the Marines secured the beach.
Ralph was awarded a Purple Heart and sent to a hospital in Pearl Harbor. While recovering there, he received word that his brother Darrell was alive, well, and had been rescued from the Japanese prison camp.
A huge ‘thank you’ to Michael Firth for sharing his grandfather’s photos and story with us!