Slaves, Experiments & Dr. Marion Sims's Statue: Should It Stay or Go? source:New America Media The statue of Dr. James Marion Sims, a surgical pioneer considered the father of modern gynecology, stands amid fallen autumn leaves in northeast Central Park, bowing to passersby who look with curiosity, but fail to recognize him. Sims’s contributions to science and medicine are revered by many, but reviled by those who know of the pain endured by female slaves on whom he operated without…
You can find this enchanting waterfall on the outskirts of Youngstown, right off of U.S. 62. The waterfall and mill is within Youngstown's Mill Creek Park, the second largest metropark in the U.S. (after Central Park in New York City), and it's a true gem amid the hustle and bustle of the city.
BRAZIL,....What a surreal sight! If you ever travel to Brazil make sure to visit Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, especially between the months of January and May. The rainy season, it's during that time that Brazil's white sand dunes, which are spread across 570-square-miles, transform into an amazing natural phenomenon. Fresh water collects in the valleys between the sand dunes, creating thousands of aqua-colored lagoons
Leader of Mississippi steamboat hands singing a song from atop a capstan. During the first half of the 19th century, some of the songs African-Americans sang also began to appear in use for shipboard tasks, i.e. as shanties.