Investigating New York Times Coverage of the Holocaust Nancy KeilThe efforts of the White Rose movement to rouse Germans against the Third Reich lasted just months, and key members, like Sophie Scholl, were captured and executed in Munich in 1943. Here, her grave. Go to related article » How All 50 States Got Their Names Alabama Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a Native American tribe called – drum roll, please – the Alabama (Albaamaha in their own tribal language). The river and the state both take their names from the tribe, that's clear enough, but the meaning of the name was another matter. Despite a wealth of recorded encounters with the tribe – Hernando de Soto was the first to make contact with them, followed by other Spanish, French and British explorers and settlers (who referred to the tribe, variously, as the Albama, Alebamon, Alibama, Alibamou, Alibamon, Alabamu, Allibamou, Alibamo and Alibamu) – there are no explanations of the name's meaning in the accounts of early explorers, so if the Europeans asked, they don't appear to have gotten an answer. An un-bylined article in the July 27, 1842 edition of the Jacksonville Republican put forth the idea that the word meant “here we rest.”
Civil Rights: How Far Have We Come? On August 28, 1993, more than 100,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They went there to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. The 1963 march has been called "the most magnificent demonstration of interracial unity that this nation had ever seen." 101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class 1.) The Library of Congress is a great source to find historical documents, photos, art, maps, audio and video, artifacts and other items. The American Memory section organizes items based on topics, time periods and places of American history.
Forty Remarkable Native American Portraits by Frank A. Rinehart from 1899. - Flashbak Flashbak Frank Albert Rinehart was born in Lodi, Illinois in 1861. At some point in the 1870s he and his brother moved to Colorado and started working at a photography studio in Denver. When he was about twenty, Frank and his brother formed a partnership with the famous Western photographer William Henry Jackson. It was under Jackson that Rinehart perfected his, not inconsiderable professional photography skills.
The Fight for Equal Rights Continues By John Shabe "I have a dream that one day our nation will. . .live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." With those words, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. summed up what many black Americans were hoping for in 1963: equality. What is the State of the Union speech? 23 January 2011Last updated at 15:14 Woodrow Wilson revived the practice, begun by George Washington, of a spoken address The annual State of the Union address is the keynote speech by the president to Congress in which he sets out his agenda for the next year, highlights his accomplishments to the American people and shapes a political message. It is a requirement of the US constitution that the president "shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient".
Haunting photos of the lost tribes of America by Edward Curtis Edward Curtis dedicated much of his life to profiling and documenting Native American tribes in beautiful portraitsFrom 1906 to 1930 he compiled The North American India, a vast library of images showing life on the Great PlainsHe produced over 40,000 negatives, 10,000 recordings of language and music and over 4,000 pages of text By India Sturgis for MailOnline Published: 09:00 GMT, 18 February 2015 | Updated: 16:48 GMT, 18 February 2015 The best photography is that which lets you see past what is being photographed to something else; something beyond the obvious, a feeling, a thought or a way of life so vivid you feel a part of it.
First world war: 15 legacies still with us today Poisonous gas The experiment began on 22 April 1915. German soldiers, entrenched in the Belgian medieval town of Ypres, attacked with 6,000 steel canisters of chlorine gas. The wind carried the lethal gas, which was two-and-a-half times heavier than air, across to the British enemies, over a front that ran along some four miles.