Posts Tagged "History"
  1. video
    Sep 17, 2014 7:17 pm
  2. video
    Sep 10, 2014 7:17 pm

    Erotic Art Usually Just Titillates. His Erotic Art, Though? Changed The Minds Of So. Many. People.

    Tom of Finland (birth name: Touko Laaksonen) was an erotic artist, but he was so much more than that title suggests because of two things: who he was drawing and when he was drawing them.

  3. video
    Aug 28, 2014 8:50 pm

    In 1961, This Was Something ‘Nice’ People Didn’t Talk About

    In 1961, Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn starred in “The Children’s Hour.” While censorship guidelines at the time of filming didn’t outright prohibit the mention of homosexuality, it was widely known the topic was not something that was acceptable to discuss on the big screen.

    At 2:20, you’ll see the pain that came with Shirley MacLaine’s character’s struggle. It was one of the first movies to broach this topic, so you might be very surprised to hear what she says at 2:50. Susie Bright’s insight at the end painfully illustrates the things our society still needs to work on.

  4. photo
    Aug 27, 2014 8:50 pm
    violencegirl:

aint-got-nothin-at-all:

boobsbirdsbotany:


Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.
From the Library of Congress collection, 1930’s-1940’s in Color. 

GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE

!!!!!!!!

Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.
When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting. 

    violencegirl:

    aint-got-nothin-at-all:

    boobsbirdsbotany:

    Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.

    From the Library of Congress collection, 1930’s-1940’s in Color

    GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE

    !!!!!!!!

    Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.

    When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting. 

  5. photoset
    Aug 26, 2014 4:40 pm

    todaysdocument:

    fordlibrarymuseum:

    "As a Republic dedicated to liberty and justice for all, this Nation cannot deny equal status to women."

    On August 22, 1974, President Ford signed a proclamation designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. That date honored the incorporation of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, into the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

    In the proclamation President Ford noted his previous backing of the Equal Rights Amendment and his intention to continue supporting it. “Today I want to reaffirm my personal commitment to that amendment,” he stated. “The time for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment has come just as surely as did the time for the 19th Amendment.”

    Representatives Yvonne Brathwait Burke (D-Calif), Barbara Jordan (D-Tex), Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), Marjorie S. Holt (R-Md), Leonor K. Sullivan (D-Mo), Cardiss Collins (D -Ill), Corinne C. Boggs (D-La), Margaret M. Heckler (R-Mass), Bella S. Abzug (D-NY), Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), Ella T. Grasso (D-Conn), Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo), and Patsy T. Mink (D-Hawaii) attended the signing ceremony held in the Cabinet Room. First Lady Betty Ford and Anne Armstrong, Counsellor to the President, were also present for the signing.

    In commemoration of Women’s Equality Day, the National Archives (usnatarchives)  is hosting a discussion in partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

    Women’s History on the Horizon: The Centennial of Woman Suffrage in 2020 

    Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at the William G. McGowan Theatre

    Can’t make it? The discussion will be streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2t48I3j004.

  6. video
    Aug 13, 2014 2:20 pm

    Some Horrible People Were Afraid Of Becoming Extinct. They’re Gone Now.

    This is a trailer for “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the vicious 1964 10-week battle for civil rights that not only crushed Mississippi’s white supremacy, but led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well.

  7. answer
    Aug 08, 2014 1:15 pm

    Asker Portrait vend-etta asked:

    sablevenus:

    rabbitglitter:

    lordbape:

    why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

    white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

    white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

    white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

    credit to black—lamb

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      12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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    Read the ads

    "MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

    All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

    White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

    Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

  8. video
    Aug 05, 2014 12:10 pm
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:20 pm
  10. video
    Jul 27, 2014 3:12 pm

    Do You Know The Silly Reason Why America Put A Man On The Moon? Do You Know Why We Stopped Going?

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is more than just an excellent tour guide through the cosmos — he’s a true voice for our endangered space program. In this piece, he reminds us how our passion for space missions began and makes a compelling case that we must not abandon our quests and dreams.

    Let us renew our commitment to lead the world in space exploration and let us resolve to reach to the heavens once again so that our species may one day truly go where no one has gone before.

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