Meet: Augusta Savage, a sculptor who overcame the objections of her father (a Methodist minister opposed to graven images), lack of funding, and racism to become a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the founder of several art schools and an educator of many students including Jacob Lawrence.
Augusta Savage with her sculpture Realization, circa 1938 / Andrew Herman, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Rare footage of educator and civil rights leader, Mary McLeod Bethune (circa 1930s, 1940s)
*found in Prelinger Open Archives
As you can see, Paula Deen is a true victim of racism, not like George Stinney.
get caught dropping the n-word repeatedly and telling your colleagues you don’t like hiring black people: full page front cover on how horrible the ordeal was and how it ruined your career
be the youngest person ever executed in the united states solely due to racism with no clear evidence you even committed the crime: little blurb written in the corner of an entertainment magazine amongst hollywood gossip
I really wanted to tear this mag in half when it got mailed into my office.
Every white news anchor seemed so excited to announce “Paul Deen is back!”
Amazing aurora spiral captured by David Cartier.
Dissociating is one of the most common responses to abuse and trauma. It involves feeling numb, detached or unreal and (while it happens to everyone once in a while) is experienced more frequently and severely in survivors. Dissociating people vary widely in symptoms and…