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Did this group commission The Making of an American? The timing is right.

CHO is Now Connecticut History Illustrated!

Florence Mills Postmortem | Singer | Photo By: James VanDerZee

Florence Mills, The Little Blackbird, was the first Negro woman to appear in the pages of Vogue & Vanity Fair.

IMMIGRATION: Italian immigrants in evening English language class, Morgan St., Hartford, Connecticut c. 1900

IMMIGRATION: Italian immigrants in evening English language class, Morgan St., Hartford, Connecticut c.

Ellis Island is an island in New York Harbor and was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954.

Photo ellis island immigrants 1904 statue of liberty new york city the big apple

An excellent overview of the history of bilingual education. Included are the issues surrounding it and a timeline.

The focus of this clip from the PBS special "School: The Story of American Public Education" is on bilingual education.

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New Madrid County, Missouri. Child of sharecropper cultivating cotton, 1938 Russell Lee - Photographer

NEIGHBORHOOD: Little Italy, Street altar to Our Lady of Help, Mott St., New York, 1908

Little Italy, Street altar to Our Lady of Help, Mott St., New York, 1908

Titles and stills from film.

Titles and stills from film.

vaudeville's Eubie Blake on piano

Nobele Sissle (Lyrics) et Eubie Blake (Music): creators of Broadway Black Musical "Shuffle Along"

Hartford Rubber Works plays a role in The Making of an American, as does the State Capitol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_State_Capitol

Hartford Rubber Works plays a role in The Making of an American, as does the State Capitol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_State_Capitol

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 - September 26, 1937) American singer.

fewthistle: “ Florence Mills, Florence Mills (born Florence Winfrey) was one of the greatest entertainers and singing, dancing jazz performers the world has ever seen.

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