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The Galileo Project

The Galileo Project

For All the World to See : Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights : Sports Heroes Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as professional sports became more integrated, images of African American athletes entered the culture at large through newspapers, picture magazines, newsreels, movies, television, and sports memorabilia, such as baseball cards, clothing, and toys. The mainstream media, concerned with the racial anxieties of white readers, typically portrayed black athletes as apolitical and unthreatening—their decency and gentleness away from the field emphasized. It perpetuated an unthreatening and uncomplicated view of black sports figures—wresting them from the reality of prejudice, its continued effect on their lives, and their own reactions to it. Overall, black periodicals enthusiastically followed the careers and personal lives of African American athletes, earlier and with far greater frequency than mainstream publications.

All about covalent compounds! What are the properties of covalent compounds? Covalent compounds have the following properties (keep in mind that these are only general properties, and that there are always exceptions to every rule): 1) Covalent compounds generally have much lower melting and boiling points than ionic compounds. As you may recall, ionic compounds have very high melting and boiling points because it takes a lot of energy for all of the + and - charges which make up the crystal to get pulled apart from each other. Essentially, when we have an ionic compound, we need to break all of the ionic bonds in order to make it melt. On the other hand, when we have covalent compounds we don't need to break any bonds at all. 2) Covalent compounds are soft and squishy (compared to ionic compounds, anyway). The reason for this is similar to the reason that covalent compounds have low melting and boiling points. Think of it like this: Ionic compounds are like giant Lego sculptures.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project - Main Page The World War I Primary Documents Archive Jim Crow Museum: Home The new Jim Crow Museum is now open and is FREE to the public. The Museum features six exhibit areas -- Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow. The Museum also offers a comprehensive timeline of the African American experience in the United States. The timeline is divided into six sections: Africa Before Slavery, Slavery in America, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights and Post Civil Rights. The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University strives to become a leader in social activism and in the discussion of race and race relations. Regular hours are Monday thru Friday 12-5 p.m. Museum Policy Update For Children Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum Policy, please see Contact page. Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum are prohibited from photographing or video recording any portions of the Museum. Objectives of the Jim Crow Museum

Encyclopædia Iranica | Home Civil War Women | David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers Rose O'Neal Greenhow was born in Montgomery County, Maryland in 1817. "Wild Rose", as she was called from a young age, was a leader in Washington society, a passionate secessionist, and one of the most renowned spies in the Civil War. The collection is mostly correspondence with Rose Greenhow related to her activities on behalf of the Confederate States of America, and contains both scanned images and transcripts of her letters. Alice Williamson Diary This small, leather-bound volume is the 36-page diary kept by schoolgirl Alice Williamson at Gallatin, Tennessee from February to September 1864. Sarah E. Sarah E.

Digital Karnak: Welcome The colossal site of Karnak is one of the largest temple complexes in the world, with an incredibly rich architectural, ritual, religious, economic, social and political history. The Amun-Ra precinct, which includes an astonishing number of individual temples, shrines and processional ways, stands as a micro-cosmos of ancient Egypt. We invite you to experience Karnak – to learn about an ancient site that still resonates today because of its monumental pylons, towering columns, stunning reliefs and architectural marvels. Enter the temple precinct and discover its rich religious, political and architectural history. The Digital Karnak Project was designed and built at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) under the direction of Dr. Diane Favro (director of the ETC) and Dr. To start, choose one of the options above or go directly to the Temple complex overview.

Dēmos: Classical Athenian Democracy Starting Points The Evidence for Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell · article · Necessary Context: descriptions of the ancient genres, authors, and works that form our textual evidence for Athenian democracy · Christopher Blackwell, Christopher Cotten, David Phillips, & Hershal Pleasant. · article · An Introduction to the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell · article | 57 page pdf · A Brief Early History of Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell · article | 27 page pdf · Overview, History, & Institutions The Assembly of the People · Christopher Blackwell · article | 46 page pdf · The Council of 500: the institution · Christopher Blackwell · article | 95 page pdf · The Council of 500: its history · Christopher Blackwell · article | 26 page pdf · The Council of the Areopagus · Christopher Blackwell · article | 38 page pdf · Legislation under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell · article | 22 page pdf · Special Investigations under the Athenian Democracy · Christopher Blackwell

Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. New Additions: We have recently added a new feature, subject browsing. 99 more volumes focusing on New York City were added to MoA in June 2007. Survivor Stories | Coming of Age Now Coming of Age features twelve stories of Holocaust survivors and one story of an individual who grew up in the Mandate of Palestine during the same period. Below are summaries of those stories, with important topics noted. When choosing stories we recommend taking into account the following: The historical events you would like your class to studyThe level of knowledge your students have about the HolocaustThe stories that are recommended for your type of schoolIf your students will be able to follow testimonies with English subtitles As with all curricula, you are urged to examine all materials fully before using them. Elli’s StoryElli was born in 1931 in Samorin, Czechoslovakia, which was later occupied by Hungary.

Making the History of 1989 The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe IntroductoryEssay Sets the scene for the events of 1989 and explains their significance in world history. PrimarySources Over 300 primary sources, including government documents, images, videos, and artifacts with introductory notes. ScholarInterviews Four scholars focus on the history & events surrounding 1989 through primary sources. TeachingModules Modules provide historical context, strategies, and resources for teaching the history of 1989 with primary sources. CaseStudies Teaching case studies provide historical context and strategies for teaching the history of 1989 with primary sources. Advanced Search About this Site © 2007–2018 Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media Powered by Omeka

The history of modern science reflected in the life of its seminal practitioner. by nda_librarian Apr 30