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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 29 in a series – “… they did understand that their departure was imminent.”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

“By early August, Obaachan and her family knew that their time at Pomona was coming to an end. The authorities announced that within a few weeks, the prisoners would be relocated to their permanent camp. The family knew that across the country, there were ten camps, and although they had not been told where their permanent camp would be, they did understand that their departure was imminent.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

What I'm Reading: Those were hakujin beaches. Whites-only beaches.

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 41 in a series – “…to communicate with members of the Trump Campaign in an effort to seek assistance and coordination…”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

“7. Interactions and Contacts with the Trump Campaign
The investigation identified two different forms of connections between the IRA and members of the Trump Campaign. (The investigation identified no similar connections between the IRA and the Clinton Campaign.) First, on multiple occasions, members and surrogates of the Trump Campaign promoted—typically by linking, retweeting, or similar methods of reposting— pro-Trump or anti-Clinton content published by the IRA through IRA-controlled social media accounts. Additionally, in a few instances, IRA employees represented themselves as U.S. persons to communicate with members of the Trump Campaign in an effort to seek assistance and coordination on IRA-organized political rallies inside the United States.”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

Have you seen this sight? Share your memories in the comments!

Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy

Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

A new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops.

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What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 20 in a series – “…many evangelicals turned to more extreme creeds…”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

“Christian evangelicalism was the fifth parent. Evangelicals never united into a single denomination but had been a major force in American Protestantism since the revivals of the early nineteenth century.

The “mainline” Protestant sects were also growing, drawing in congregants who tended to be more educated, more urban, and more liberal than the evangelicals. Clarence Darrow’s humiliation of fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes “Monkey Trial” further threatened the prestige of evangelicals. As often happens when closed worldviews are challenged, after the trial many evangelicals turned to more extreme creeds…”

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

What are your favorite piece of architecture? Share your memories in the comments!

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

“Rising 330 feet above Sixteenth Street, the Daniels and Fisher Tower in Denver was based on St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice and opened in 1911 as a beacon drawing shoppers to the adjacent Daniels and Fisher department store. The Daniels and Fisher department store closed in 1958 and was demolished for Denver’s Skyline Urban Renewal Project in 1970–71, but the tower was spared and eventually converted into offices. The tallest structure in Denver for more than forty years after it opened, the tower continues to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings.” — Colorado Encyclopedia

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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 4 in a series – “… the security coordinator of the Committee for the Re-election of the President (CRP).”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments
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Get These Glowing Yellow Daylily on Totes, Wallets, Cases and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

You can now access and download 30,000 images from The Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection via DIY Photography

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

It’s becoming more and more common for museums to digitize their collections. The latest one to join the trend is The Cleveland Museum of Art. After digitizing its collection, it made it publicly accessible online, with 30,000 images free for download and remix.

The CMA has shared the images from its permanent collection that are in the public domain open access. This means that you can download, share, reproduce, reuse and remix the images for scholarly, non-commercial, but also commercial purposes.

The CMA’s director, William Griswold, said in a statement regarding this project:

What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 24 in a series – “…had been using the war as a way to foment hostile feelings…”

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

“In addition to the traditionally racist organizations like the American Legion and The Native Sons of The Golden West, who had been agitating against the West Coast Japanese for decades, new groups had sprung up during the war, with the specific purpose of preventing anyone of Japanese descent from returning to the coast—groups like No Japs Incorporated in San Diego, The Home Front Commandoes in Sacramento, and The Pacific Coast Japanese Problem League in Los Angeles. Also, some growers’ associations, threatened by the return of interned farmers, had been using the war as a way to foment hostile feelings in the major farming areas.”

From Farwell to Manzanar by by Jeanne Wakatsuki Housto and James D. Houston

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 29 in a series – “Hence all sorts of petty deceptions were practiced to inspire fear.”

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

“There was no earthly inducement in the slave’s condition to incite him to labor faithfully. The fear of punishment was the sole motive of any sort of industry with him. Knowing this fact as the slaveholder did, and judging the slave by himself, he naturally concluded that the slave would be idle whenever the cause for this fear was absent. Hence all sorts of petty deceptions were practiced to inspire fear.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

Why I'm Reading: He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.

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