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Smithsonian Natural History Web: African Voices

Smithsonian Natural History Web: African Voices
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African American Women | David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Elizabeth Harris Johnson Memoir, 1867-1923 Elizabeth Johnson Harris was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1867 to parents who had been slaves. Her 85 page handwritten memoir provides glimpses of her early childhood, of race relations, of her own ambivalence about her place as an African-American in society and of the importance of religion and education in her life. This online collection includes full text of her memoirs as well as several of her poems and vignettes that were published in various newspapers during her lifetime. Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson: Slave Letters from the Campbell Family Papers Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson were house slaves at Montcalm, the family home of David and Mary Campbell, located in Abingdon, Virginia. Violet Lester Letter Slave letters are very rare documents.

Al-Mizan ‘Al-Mizan’ is the Arabic word for balance - both the familiar measuring instrument and the metaphorical pursuit of justice and harmony in all human endeavours. For hundreds of years after the advent of Islam, Arabic was the language in which mathematics and science were most actively studied. The intellectual achievements of scholars in the Islamic world were matched by the emergence of a highly distinctive visual and artistic culture. This exhibition explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies. It presents highlights from the Museum’s collection of Islamic scientific instruments alongside medieval manuscripts, metalwork and ceramics on loan from other major collections. The links between scientific inquiry and artistic beauty are vividly revealed through the decorative and practical work of the craftsman. The exhibition has been staged by the Museum of the History of Science in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Automobile In American Life and Society MIT Visualizing Cultures 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. Please read stories and watch the associated testimonies before deciding which stories are appropriate for your students. Elli’s StoryElli was born in 1931 in Samorin, Czechoslovakia, which was later occupied by Hungary.

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

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. To start, choose one of the options above or go directly to the Temple complex overview.

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. 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.

Explore African art, history, and political and social themes through essays, timelines, images, and games. by nda_librarian Apr 27