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    College Commencement Debunking the Myth of Male Intellectual Superiority Date s August 10 1859 Location GREENVILLE South Carolina Tag s Woman s College Greenville SC Women s colleges Greenville Female College On August 10 1859 The Charleston Mercury printed a letter from a young man traveling in and around Greenville South Carolina who during his travels attended the commencement ceremony of the Greenville Baptist Female College When he arrived he

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    the school bus was described as a mass of blood twisted metal and schoolchildren s pocketbooks 40 children were taken to the hospital for injuries Willie Lemon the 18 year old driver of the Negro school bus and Thomas Harrelson a 10 year old passenger on the white school bus both died from the injuries they sustained At the time of the accident schools in South Carolina were not yet shared by black and white children but the highways used to get to schools were The crash came at a climactic moment in Clarendon County South Carolina The court case Briggs v Elliot from the very same school district ruled that segregated schools were not equal because of the lack of resources at black school specifically they had no buses Briggs v Elliot was combined with 4 other cases in 1954 including Brown v Board that were collectively decided by the watershed Supreme Court ruling that segregated schools were inherently unequal At the time of the 1953 highway crash though the court ordered federally enforced desegregation of schools in South Carolina hardly seemed clear or imminent in the state s future The teenage bus drivers involved in the highway crash were in fact coming to and from equalization schools the Manning Training School where Willie Lemon had just dropped off a bus full of black students was built the same year as the accident Equalization schools were a massively expensive project undertaken by the State of South Carolina after the Briggs v Eliot case to avoid the desegregation decision NAACP lawyers were successfully building The decision to employ teenage bus drivers though one way of cutting costs in the convoluted and costly equalization school project was beginning to receive scrutiny from the companies that insured South Carolina school buses The

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    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 US Declared Able to Wage Cold War Date s November 10 1952 Location New York New York Tag s Cold War Red Scare How ready was the United States ready for the Cold War On November 10 1952 an article was printed in the New York Times Its purpose was to cover a dinner forum at the New School for Social Research at 66 West Twelfth Street Manhattan New York to discuss the need for the continuance of the newly coined Cold War as well as the economic and social ramifications of the war that would Why They Become Communists By Elizabeth Janeway Date s June 14 1953 Location New York New York Tag s Red Scare Cold War What was the seductive and driving force of communism An article published in the New York Times on June 14 1953 sought to answer this question Elizabeth Janeway s Why They Become Communists Americans seeking an effective answer to communism s internal danger must first be aware of its influence was the entire title of the article and resolved to serve as an indicator as to why and M1 Carbine Date s June 1936 to March 24 1947 Location Sangamon Illinois Tag s Military M1 Carbine TM 9 1276 FM 23 7 The 1936 Garand rifle was a military issued weapon that made its greatest contribution during World War II Also known as the M1 Garand

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    over how sorry he was the wreck had happened The Columbia State South Carolina s largest newspaper reported this pitiful scene on January 21st 1953 under the front page headline Clarendon School Bus Crash Kills 2 The State ran no pictures of the crash but the details Bus Driver Age 18 Killed in Head On Collision At Work Date s January 20 1953 Location Tag s Clarendon County workplace safety

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    first major civil rights case Marshall having recently graduated from Howard Law School returned to his native Baltimore to practice law and became legal advisor to the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP Marshall was set on fighting to desegregate the University of Maryland Law School Desegregating Schools Date s May 16 1960 Location Orleans Louisiana Tag s New Orleans Desegregation The article U S Court Orders New Orleans To Start Pupil Integration in Fall Outlines Grade a Year Plan After Board s Refusal to Present Own Proposal INTEGRATION SET IN NEW ORLEANS was written by Claude Sittons and published on the New York Times on May 17 1960 The article states thaton May 16 1960 Federal District Judge J Skelly Wright set September as the deadline for New Orleans to start desegregating Lincoln Elementary and High School McClennanville SC A Standing Artifact of Desegregation in South Carolina Date s 1955 to 1960 Location Greenville South Carolina Tag s equalization schools Supreme Court construction Lincoln Greenville SC South Carolina Educational System Brown vs Board of Educat Education Desegregation A photograph of Lincoln Elemetary and High School as it still stands in McClennanville South Carolina an unoccupied building with boarded windows is the starting point for this episode in American history The photograph was taken by Rebekah Dobrasko in 2008 as part of a master s thesis on equalization schools in South Carolina Across the state of South Carolina from 1951 1960 a wave of new Teenage School bus Drivers Black and White Crash on South Carolina Highway Date s January 20 1953 Location Clarendon South Carolina Tag s African Americans Desegregation Transportation Segregation Supreme Court Children Public Schools Black History Black Schools South Carolina Buses W H Ridgeway the 16 year old driver

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    Down also known as The Erie Canal Song This humorous yet accurate tune reminded others just how much the Erie Canal shaped and improved people s lives during its first eighty years In addition Thomas Allen s song contributed to an entirely new genre of music that perhaps became America s Taking a look at steam engines Date s 1879 Location BALTIMORE CITY Maryland Tag s steam engine Transportation At the peak of the Second Industrial Revolution in the United States the steam engine was seen as a truly remarkable and useful invention In 1879 the firm of Flynn and Emrich which specialized in foundry work and the machinist trade released an advertisement promoting their various products The firm was headquartered in Baltimore Maryland also home to the Baltimore Ohio Railroad the first Confederate Lieutenant Writes of Jackson s Attack on the B O Date s October 21 1862 Location BERKELEY Virginia Tag s Civil War Transportation Stonewall Jackson B amp O Railroad Railroads First Lieutenant Blackford who served in the Confederate Army wrote to his wife Susan on October 21 1862 to update her on the situation on the front Blackford explained his troops had made progress on the line despite the lack of engagement from the Union Not far from Blackford s soldiers Thomas Stonewall Jackson s troops had implemented a vital military mission to destroy the Baltimore Teenage School bus Drivers Black and White Crash on South Carolina Highway Date s January 20 1953 Location Clarendon South Carolina Tag s African Americans Desegregation Transportation Segregation Supreme Court Children Public Schools Black History Black Schools South Carolina Buses W H Ridgeway the 16 year old driver of the white bus sobbed in his hospital bed and told his mother over and over how sorry he was the wreck

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    Carolina Schools Through looking at the June 1921 Greenville County Economic and Social Directory it becomes clear that there has always been inequality even in small areas within Greenville The Economic and Social directory compiled by Guy A Gullick we see that Greenville County represented many different socio economic areas In one section entitled Facts About the Folks there is a clear picture painting Equality in Education Date s February 1890 to 1890 Location ORANGE Florida Tag s southern education Public Schools Black Schools Segregation racial equality Education On February 11 1890 The Town of Winter Park opened not one but two schoolhouses Knowles Public school for whites and Public School No 31 for blacks Public School No 31 had an especially good turnout with both white and black in attendance Mayor Robert White Jr and Founder of Winter Park Loring Chase came out to celebrate this moment promoting education Chase boasted that with this Eugene Bull Connor Writes Correspondence on the Race Question Date s June 6 1923 to December 31 1946 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s Segregation Transportation Race Relations Civil Rights With racial tensions rising in Birmingham there was only one thing to do ensure the separation of the races This was what Eugene Bull Connor Birmingham s Commissioner of Public Safety during the 1940s saw as the only option to ensure public peace This separation of the races included the segregation of Birmingham s streetcars In a letter dated June 29 1944 to Mr C L Harris of Birmingham s Soldier Resists Segregation on Birmingham Streetcar Date s June 6 1923 to June 6 1946 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s Segregation Race Relations Civil Rights African Americans Transportation During World War II whites and blacks had sacrificed for their country yet only the whites who returned

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    A Standing Artifact of Desegregation in South Carolina Date s 1955 to 1960 Location Greenville South Carolina Tag s equalization schools Supreme Court construction Lincoln Greenville SC South Carolina Educational System Brown vs Board of Educat Education Desegregation A photograph of Lincoln Elemetary and High School as it still stands in McClennanville South Carolina an unoccupied building with boarded windows is the starting point for this episode in American history The photograph was taken by Rebekah Dobrasko in 2008 as part of a master s thesis on equalization schools in South Carolina Across the state of South Carolina from 1951 1960 a wave of new Teenage School bus Drivers Black and White Crash on South Carolina Highway Date s January 20 1953 Location Clarendon South Carolina Tag s African Americans Desegregation Transportation Segregation Supreme Court Children Public Schools Black History Black Schools South Carolina Buses W H Ridgeway the 16 year old driver of the white bus sobbed in his hospital bed and told his mother over and over how sorry he was the wreck had happened The Columbia State South Carolina s largest newspaper reported this pitiful scene on January 21st 1953 under the front page headline Clarendon School

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