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Me - Marsha Music - onstage at Octoberfest, Hastings St. Ballroom. Photo by Emma Lockridge. Oct. 2015.

Me - Marsha Music - onstage at Octoberfest, Hastings St. Ballroom. Photo by Emma Lockridge. Oct. 2015.

Northern propaganda in the American Civil War. A former slave showing hideous scars from whipping. This famous photo was widely distributed aiming for the instinctive emotional responses in people..

Northern propaganda in the American Civil War. A former slave showing hideous scars from whipping. This famous photo was widely distributed aiming for the instinctive emotional responses in people..

Every time I revisit the story about Ruby Bridges it reminds me of all the children who suffered, like myself as well, so much prejudice and discrimination and bias from those whose duty it was to nurture and protect.

Every time I revisit the story about Ruby Bridges it reminds me of all the children who suffered, like myself as well, so much prejudice and discrimination and bias from those whose duty it was to nurture and protect.

Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson.  was a colorful figure - an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Earp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sportes editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. was a colorful figure - an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Earp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sportes editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

Four Black Tennis stars at the New York State Negro tennis championships, August 15, 1940. From left to right (the Corbis caption only names three): Jimmie McDaniels of Xavier U. and Los Angeles, CA (National Men’s singles and doubles champ). Flora Lomax and Detroit’s Public Parks Women’s doubles champ. Richard Cohen of Xavier U. and Denver CO., (partner of Jimmie McDaniels in Doubles and National men’s doubles champion).

Four Black Tennis stars at the New York State Negro tennis championships, August 15, 1940. From left to right (the Corbis caption only names three): Jimmie McDaniels of Xavier U. and Los Angeles, CA (National Men’s singles and doubles champ). Flora Lomax and Detroit’s Public Parks Women’s doubles champ. Richard Cohen of Xavier U. and Denver CO., (partner of Jimmie McDaniels in Doubles and National men’s doubles champion).

Hector Pieterson, who was born in 1964, was one of the first schoolchildren to be shot on 16 June 1976; he was just 13 years old. The iconic picture, taken by Sam Nzima, of a dying Hector being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo with his sister, Antoinette Sithole, running alongside, has become a symbol of the times.

Hector Pieterson, who was born in 1964, was one of the first schoolchildren to be shot on 16 June 1976; he was just 13 years old. The iconic picture, taken by Sam Nzima, of a dying Hector being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo with his sister, Antoinette Sithole, running alongside, has become a symbol of the times.

Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963.  Photo by Richard Avedon.

Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963. Photo by Richard Avedon.

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