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Nora Douglas Holt - Kansapedia First African American woman to earn a master's degree in music. Born: 1895, Kansas City. Died: January 25, 1974, Los Angeles. toybot studios: Exploding Heads by SMITHE I love these exploding head illustrations from Mexico based artist SMITHE via: LOST AT E MINOR Musée d’Orsay Collection. Anonymous. Vevey, Claire Villa, inside the Villa. 1910. Paul Burty Haviland. The artist Armand Guillaumin painting in Crozant. 1917.

Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM Digital History Sarah Remond was an African-American abolitionist, an eloquent orator, and inspiring leader – who made her first speech against slavery when she was just sixteen. She was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on June 6, 1826 to Nancy and John Remond as one of eight children. Martin Schoeller’s Offbeat Portraits Give Stars a New Turn Technical improvements to the daguerreotype in the early 1840s took the world by storm as portrait galleries opened everywhere to meet demand. Martin Schoeller’s new book, Portraits, a 15-year retrospective of his modern portrait photography, is further evidence of the long-lasting power of the photographic portrait that began 175 years ago. I caught up with the busy Schoeller to ask him about some of his favorite portraits that appear in his beautifully-printed new book. He highlighted some of the images that dip into conceptual territory—a place he very much likes to play. “He deserved the cover,” Schoeller says of George Clooney.

A ‘black hero’ for the Philippines -, Philippine News for Filipinos THE densely forested area around the Rio de la Pampanga River was a scene of great bloodshed. Dozens of Filipinos lay dead, massacred by the advancing US forces. It was August 1899, when Filipino Insurrectos under Gen. Wounderland: Surreal World Of Imagination, Nightmares And Taxidermy My girlfriend and I are Mothmeister. We create Wounderland – a weird and wonderful universe. We portray anonymous, ugly masked creatures as a reaction against the dominant exhibitionism of the selfie culture and beauty standards marketed by the mass media. Minimal Landscape and Fine Art Photography Bekefy was drawn to landscape photography and nature because in his own words, he found it to be “more compelling, mysterious and overwhelming than any facial expression. One of my favourite locations is the ocean. I enjoy the loneliness when photographing at the coastline. I feel deeply concentrated but at the same time deeply relaxed.” Bekefy is a self-confessed travel addict which complements his passion for photography.

The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark. Historians of the American West have also, until recently, ignored the fact that this man was African American, a free black man who headed West to find himself less subject to the racist structure of the established Eastern and Southern states.

Highlights from the Private Collector - Western Neighborhoods Project - San Francisco History Sky Tram. Visitors watching tram from walkway at Point Lobos , circa 1956 Rocket Speedway, circa 1935 Lyman Stewart Wreck, Apr 26, 1926 Kid on an Alligator, circa 1925 Professor Joe Fielding, circa 1923 magnolia rouge We love a good Hawkes Bay wedding around here, and especially one as pretty as Sarah & Vinnie’s. With Benjamin & Elise behind the lens you can’t go wrong. Which is why we had to feature it in Issue 6 of Magnolia Rouge Magazine. Sarah wears a stunning gown from Rue de Seine, and I’m especially in love with her beautiful bouquet of white peonies by Debbie Nott. The Hawkes Bay region is special to both Sarah and Vinnie’s familes.

UHURA’S LEGACY: Media Images and Diversity in STEM Careers « visualinquiry What was really great about Star Trek when I was growing up as a little girl is not only did they have Lt. Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols as a technical officer […] At the same time, they had this crew that was composed of people from all around the world and they were working together to learn more about the universe. So that helped to fuel my whole idea that I could be involved in space exploration as well as in the sciences. – NASA Astronaut Mae Jemison (Then & Now, 2005) Nichelle Nichols ("Lieutenant Uhura") in 1977, talking to students about The Space Shuttle In 1966, Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura was a groundbreaking character.