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    gathered around the porch laughing and talking Some were joking and kidding around while others waited seriously with thoughts of their impending studies for the night Many of the boys clutched baseball bats gloves and catcher s masks in anticipation of baseball practice later that afternoon On the back of the keepsake photograph someone had America Experiments with Medicine Date s 1900 Location New York New York Tag s diet Medicine Health Health Graham With the idea that America was the new Promised Land many Americans were open to everything new including ideas on health Diet nutrition and wellness were topics of debate often with men claiming to have the latest and greatest cure all remedy Reverend Sylvester Graham was an advocate for healthful living He introduced a restrictive diet excluding meat butter coffee tea and The African American Struggle through the U S Educational System Date s 1870 to 1890 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s Black Schools Educational System african americans Plessy vs Ferguson Brown vs Board of Educat Before the end of the Civil War the education of black slaves in the United States was a criminal endeavor Although efforts were made in the newly formed free black communities to organize schools few African Americans received any education at all before the Reconstruction Era when public schools were opened Even then establishments for black children were poorly financed and largely ignored The Beauty of Music in African American Culture Date s 1870 to 1890 Location POLK Florida Tag s Reconstruction Period African American Music In the aftermath of the Civil War former slaves rejoiced in celebration of their newly established freedom This emancipation provided African Americans with a sense of hope economic opportunity social mobility and more of a voice in a society in which was very hard

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    s Zug Island Industry Environmental History Environmental Racism Zug Island a privately owned industrial site located at the junction of the Detroit and Rouge Rivers is one of the many industrial eyesores for the nearby community of Delray in the southwest of Detroit The usual appeal of an island is absent as this industry heavy land mass spews pollution into the air and water In 1897 Zug Island was already beginning to cause trouble for the surrounding residents Railway and Vessel Industries Oppose the Original Bridge to Windsor Date s 1889 to 1890 Location WAYNE Michigan Tag s Detroit Windsor Bridge Industry The average temperature in Detroit on a January day is 24 5 degrees Fahrenheit well below freezing The Detroit River the natural barrier between Windsor Ontario and Detroit Michigan would often freeze up and interrupt shipments between the trading partners Shipping vessels could only be hopeful for an open winter Even then ships could take upwards of two hours to cross the river leaving All Quiet in Delray The role of annexation in environmental history Date s 1905 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Delray Urbanization Industry Annexation The distinctions between the city of Detroit and the metropolitan area of Detroit have existed since the early historical documentation of the region Consider Delray Delray a neighborhood approximately two miles south of the city center has long been a major industrial center for the city Home to salt mines steel plants and later a massive waste water treatment facility Delray has borne the Industrious Women Find a Niche Date s January 18 1896 Location RICHMOND Georgia Tag s Women s roles Southern Women Industry In many places there are plenty of industrious and accomplished women who are skillful with the needle or in the kitchen and who could make many

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    in all its fullness and they have made it a part of their supreme creed The cause of this article was the annual July fourth party thrown by an organization known as the Jewish Educational Alliance As new immigrant communities arrived in the United States between the 1880s and 1924 they felt immense pressure to integrate culturally into American life Baltimore s Jews responded to this pressure through organizations like the Jewish Educational Alliance These Jews embraced Americanism so dearly because they came largely from Germany Russia and Eastern Europe In these countries they had spent the last half century struggling to even be given the ability to be recognized as citizens In contrast the promise of freedom and equality in America even though America rarely lived fully to its promise was an attractive alternative Jewish immigrants were eager to becoming citizens German Jews began to settle into Baltimore s neighborhoods in the 1840s and by the 20th century had integrated into American life quite well However the late 19th century brought a new wave of Jewish immigrants to the United States largely from Russia and Eastern Europe The German Jewish residents of Baltimore had largely assimilated into American life north of Baltimore by the time the Eastern Europeans began arriving These new immigrants moved into the south Baltimore neighborhoods where the German Jews had once lived German Jews began to worry that the new immigrants would reflect poorly on the already established Jewish community in America damaging their hard earned status In response to this fear members of Baltimore s German Jewish community established The Jewish Educational Alliance in 1909 The organization was designed to help uplift the Russian Jewish community The JEA offered classes in English Citizenship and naturalization in 1911 The Baltimore Sun ran an article praising

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    the sheriff told Frank Akey that the whiskey bottle he had confiscated the night before was now at the bottom of the River Rogue Akey promptly ran into the town and let everyone know According to the sheriff every bottle confiscated when drunken men were held in the station was now at the bottom of the river This now public knowledge was met with unrest and an apparent intention to fish City of Detroit Blamed for Neglect in Tuberculosis Epidemic Date s May 26 1909 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit tuberculosis Medicine Health In the late 19 th century and early 20 th centuries doctors had discovered that large numbers of deaths in industrial cities were the result of tuberculosis a respiratory disease closely linked to poverty overcrowding and malnutrition Middle class fears that tuberculosis could spread resulted in significant expenditures in Detroit but that money largely ignored the problems Emma Goldman s essay A New Declaration of Indepence may have inspired Jewish women factory workers to revolt against New York s shirtwaist factories in the Uprising of Twenty Thousand Date s July 1909 to 1909 Location Queens New York Tag s Emma Goldman factories women revolt immigrants Emma Goldman was a political advocate for absolute freedom for everyone Her article A New Declaration of Independence published July 1909 in Mother Earth reminds readers that all humans were created equal She also informs readers that when existing institutions prove inadequate to the needs of man the people have the eternal right to rebel against and overthrow these Children Working in Berry Fields in Maryland in 1900s Date s July 8 1909 Location Baltimore Maryland Anne Arundel Maryland Tag s Child Labor National Labor Relations Maryland In the early 1900s child labor was common Lewis Hine dedicated himself to photographing

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    Fire of 1904 A cigarette and not a cow was rumored to have caused the destruction More important than the causes are the outcomes The Baltimore Fire of 1904 led to important change in fire safety equipment Urban Maryland Woman Suffrage Assocation Date s 1904 to 1920 Location Tag s Suffrage Association Maryland Woman Suffrage Right to Vote Maryland woman s suffrage The Maryland Women Suffrage Association was formed in 1867 At that time there were two national organizations for women s suffrage at the time the Maryland chapter was formed the National Women Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association While both had the same goal of achieving full voting rights for women they tended to have different arguments and different tactics Reform of Asylum Conditions in Progressive Maryland Date s August 1908 to 1908 Location Tag s Progressive Era Social Reform Mental Illness Maryland During the early 20th century reformers and activists worked to encourage a variety of social reforms by using communication tools including photography Jacob Riis photographed tenament houses in New York city documenting the living conditions of immigrants and the poor Lewis Hine photographed young workers for the National Child Labor Committee These men focused on dangerous and unhealthy The Significance of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Headquarters Date s March 1904 to March 1906 Location Tag s Progressivism Modern Baltimore fire 1904 MD Baltimore and Ohio RR The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad system is an important staple in American History specifically for Baltimore City itself The company started laying tracks throughout the city of Baltimore in the 1830s and the city became a major hub in transportation of people and goods Both the city and the Railroad Company encountered a challenge in 1904 when the Great Baltimore Fire destroyed the majority Italian and

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    Street to the north Eastern Avenue to the south Central Avenue to the east and President Street to the The Baltimore Jewish Garment Workers Strike of 1892 Date s June 1892 to October 1892 Location BALTIMORE CITY Maryland Tag s Labor Strike Labor Unions Jewish In 1890s Baltimore coats were made in a multi stage process First Lithuanian cutters employed by wholesalers of fabric worked in warehouses to form the parts of coats the sleeves the collars and so on Next these parts were moved to the sweatshops that teemed in the neighborhood bounded by Fayette Street and Eastern Avenue on the north and south and Central Avenue and Broadway on the The Baltimore Jewish Educational Alliance and the Emerging American Jewish Identity Date s 1909 to 1916 Location Baltimore City Maryland Tag s Race Relations Jewish Immigration German Religion Russian Yiddish Citizenship Americanization New Immigrants In 1916 just before the fourth of July the Baltimore Sun ran an article praising the Baltimore Jewish community for their Americanism The article stated a Great Many of us are discussing at present the meaning of Americanism and what constitutes a real American but our Jewish fellow citizens have no doubts on the

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    community for their Americanism The article stated a Great Many of us are discussing at present the meaning of Americanism and what constitutes a real American but our Jewish fellow citizens have no doubts on the subject They have grasped the idea in all its fullness and they have made The Role of Women in Nazi Germany Date s September 1941 to 1941 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s women s

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    and the Emerging American Jewish Identity Date s 1909 to 1916 Location Baltimore City Maryland Tag s Race Relations Jewish Immigration German Religion Russian Yiddish Citizenship Americanization New Immigrants In 1916 just before the fourth of July the Baltimore Sun ran an article praising the Baltimore Jewish community for their Americanism The article stated a Great Many of us are discussing at present the meaning of Americanism and what constitutes

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