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    to flood the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park by creating a dam to provide water to their city s increasing population and support urban reform after the devastating 1906 earthquake John Muir a leader of environmental preservation activists was enraged that they would taint this beautiful creation of God with 170 feet of water He published 1916 Jersey Shore Shark Attacks Date s 1916 Location Atlantic New Jersey Tag s Shark Attack 1916 Jersey Shore New Jersey During the summer of 1916 five people were injured by a Great White Shark along the Jersey Shore area of New Jersey Four of the victims were bitten while swimming in areas that were not considered to be a hotspot for sharks and the other victim was bitten while trying to rescue another person At first many people had no idea what type of animal could have attacked these people and journalists Patriotism or Equal Rights The Suffragist s Dichotomy during World War I Date s February 26 1917 Location Dist Columbia District of Columbia Tag s Women women s rights suffrage World War I The Great War in Europe had already lasted much longer than anticipated by the early months of 1917 Despite a long standing precedent of neutrality in the face of foreign conflict the United States steeled itself for the possibility of war On February 26 1917 the New York Times ran an article entitled Suffragist Pledge Aid to the Nation covering the National American Woman Suffrage Pellagra is Caused by Low Wages Date s 1914 to 1915 Location Walker Alabama Tag s Pellagra Medicine Health In 1914 in Walker County Alabama pellagra was prevalent Dr C A Grote the County Helath Officer was desperately trying to understand the cause of and find a treatment for the disease

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    the day he was sworn into the House of Representatives While this may have been the most significant event for Mumford Laban Wheaton a seasoned representative and Federalist from Massachusetts knew there were matters of state to be addressed on that day Two petitions were redirected to the Committee of Commerce and Manufacturers Monroe Manifests Humanity Date s January 1905 to August 1929 Location Orange Florida Tag s US Government

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    that led them to try and outdo one another in the arts leading them to bringing in as much as 300 in one day in 1950s America about 3000 today Today Mr James Gibson has painted over 10 000 paintings and has served as the Ambassador of Art for Florida He has four paintings hanging in the White House and has sold several of his works to former President George Bush Sr As influential as this group of artists was however they went forgotten for quite a long stretch of time Having entered the art world during a time when Florida s real estate and tourism business was booming these artists found themselves presented with a large audience of prospective buyers As this trend declined however many of the Highwaymen moved on to different areas of work causing their influence to be entirely unremembered until 1995 when Jim Fitch an arts acquisition agent rediscovered this group of artists One of the first books on the group listed as many as twenty six African Americans under the Highwaymen one woman among their ranks Despite their success the Highwaymen didn t live completely without fear of competition There was envy from other men One night it came to a head at a juke joint called Eddie s Place Jacki Lyden said in an interview with two of the Highwaymen Al Black salesman for the Highwaymen and Alfred s top businessman recalls the story he was at Eddie s that night The song War came on the jukebox and Al Black and another unknown group began singing along to it The next thing anyone saw was someone named J L shooting Alfred Hair in the chest Lyden At the young age of 29 Alfred died all but taking the Highwaymen business with him

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    plate back in the mid twentieth century Everyone sought cheap labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation were the majority of workers in these industries For the most part blacks saw nothing but discrimination and fell under the watchful eyes of white The Florida Highwaymen Date s 1950 to 1975 Location Orange Florida Tag s 1950s American Art Florida Landscapes Artist African American Up until about the mid 1950s in Florida racial segregation was all too common with the Jim Crow laws It was impossible for an African American to get his paintings into a gallery no matter how good or famous he was There was one group of painters however who came over this hurdle by selling their paintings straight to businesses motels offices and other such places These men the Florida An Oral History What Urban Ag Means to Betti Wiggins Date s January 1 1950 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit Urban Agriculture Betti Wiggins proudly declares I am in the urban ag movement Wiggins born in North Carolina arrived in Detroit at two months old She lived in a single family apartment in Black Bottom the city s predominantly African American neighborhood with her mother father aunt uncle and five cousins In Wiggins early childhood her mother developed tuberculosis With help from A Daughter s Memories of Her Father s Urban Renewal Efforts As Mayor Of Lansing Date s 1950 Location Ingham Michigan Tag s Detroit Urban Renewal City of Lansing Lansing Civic Center On November 2 1943 Ralph W Crego was elected into office as Mayor of Lansing in Michigan s capital city He would serve the City of Lansing for almost two decades until he was finally defeated in

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    The Florida Highwaymen Date s 1950 to 1975 Location Orange Florida Tag s 1950s American Art Florida Landscapes Artist African American Up until about the mid 1950s in Florida racial segregation was all too common with the Jim Crow laws It was impossible for an African American to get his paintings into a gallery no matter how good or famous he was There was one group of painters however who

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    often saw flying around the cotton fields 1 With her dream as her driving force Bessie Coleman began to read articles on aviation and women Reading about the Baranoss Raymonde de la Roche the first women aviator and Harriet Quimby the first American women to earn an aviation license inspired her These remarkable women were a constant reminder that although she was a minority her dream could be achieved Even though she was discriminated because of her race librarians were so surprised that an African American girl was requesting the books they let her read them The stories contained in each book served as constant fuel for her dream to one day fly like the Baranoss Raymonde de la Roche and Harriet Quimby 2 Bessie Coleman knew she would not have the opportunity to learn how to fly a plane in America because of the sexism and racism When she approached American flying schools she would constantly get the door slammed in her face but she did not let this keep her from perusing her dream She found that Europe had no restrains for aviation through her research and after a year of saving her money from waitressing and learning French Bessie Coleman left America to seek an aviation title in France 3 Bessie received her aviation license from the Federation Aeronautique Interenationale and upon her return to America she became known as the first black women aviator She often performed in aviation shows where she executed complicated aerial tricks that earned her a reputation as a daredevil in the sky 4 Bessie Coleman is an inspiration to women all over the world She was told that she couldn t fly because of her race and gender but she ignored this not stopping until she was a certified aviator 1

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    African American culture included literature music and art The new jazz that rose during this period challenged conventional white music by emphasizing the need for more culturally inherent music it asserted the Racial Relationships within the Suburban Community Date s 1955 to 1973 Location Tag s Suburbs Civil Rights Race Relations Community race The large amount of social change that occurred within the mid 20th century arose from the push toward equality between the groups of people urging the nation for integration These groups pushed for the basic rights for people of any gender race or sexual orientation This desire to change the nation led to many government and social acts to protect and provide these oppressed groups with basic Rockwell Kent and Puerto Rico Date s November 1937 to 1947 Location Tag s racial equality Puerto Rico Rockwell Kent Rockwell Kent and Puerto Rico By Taylor Rodriguez All art that is worthwhile is propaganda even if it is nothing more than propaganda for the beauty of life 1 In fact art is just an artist s way of proclaiming his love of life In the late 30 s Puerto Rico was struggling to achieve solidarity and independence after refusing to acknowledge U S control This pressing issue at the time The Great Migration Date s 1917 to 1922 Location Tag s Great Migration Discrimination Chicago Many changes and shifts occurred during the early twentieth century Big shifts such as mass movements from different regions in the U S notably African American s Great Migration from the South to the North Around 6 million black migrants were redistributed among the Northern and Western cities later to die down around the first World War A popular destination for these migrants was Chicago The American Asian Perception Date s 1924 to 1945

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    right to have an abortion became a growing debate on personal rights and freedom an occurring theme in the newly dubbed Me Decade of the 70s While the discussion of abortion in the women s liberation movement was indeed a sensitive one before the landmark case Roe v Wade came into the public sphere the notion of abortion was only allowed in cases if the expectant mother had a serious health risk of carrying the baby to full term In fact the article precedes both cases yet writes about both the anti abortion and pro abortion views The argument of the Roe v Wade case was that under the 4 th 9 th and 14 th Amendments women as well as men were allowed due process the right to privacy and the ability to purse life liberty and happiness Carrying a child that a woman may not be able to take care of whether due to financial issues abandoning any educational and occupational aspirations or for various other reasons goes against the 14 th amendment During this time students became more disillusioned about their government s ability to decide and intervene in personal matters such as healthcare especially young women and thus began to form new political divisions as a result In the article the student writer chooses to use the moral line of thought when addressing her readers manifesting the fetus into a helpless being to invoke emotional and moral beliefs in her audience Articles such as these reformed how abortion was discussed in politics when developing an argument the viewpoint previously would have more of a legal structure citing whether or not it is possible to perform safe abortions Because of the landmark case the legality of abortions was put into question by the American public at large

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