3. In 2011, more than 1,000 blackbirds fell from the sky over Beebe, Arkansas. Why? Well, it’s the apocalypse, of course. No, it’s aliens. Maybe a secret government weapon? Actually, no one really knows.
photo by Gertrude Käsebier -- Zitkala-Sa (1876-1938) was a Yankton Sioux woman of Native American & white mixed ancestry. She was well educated and went on to become an author, musician, composer and later went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States.
'Four-year-old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day at Dunbar. She also tends the baby when she's not working! The boss said that next year Mary will work steady as the rest of them. The mother is the fastest shucker in the place. Earns 1.50 a day. Works part of the time with her sick baby in her arms. Father works on the dock. Location: Dunbar, Louisiana. 1911.'