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I Will Always Speak for Peace

Posted by on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

~ Paul Robeson ~

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Josephine Baker at the March on Washington

Posted by on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Photography 

Josephine Baker during the March on Washington.

Josephine Baker was an American cabaret performer who achieved a huge amount of success in Europe from the 1920s. During World War Two, she acted as a spy for the French Resistance and would later go on to become an influential activist during the civil rights movement in America in the 1960s. She was the only female speaker during the March on Washington in 1963, where she told the crowd;

“I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and ...

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Jack Johnson vs. James J. Jeffries

Posted by on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Photography 


Jack Johnson (right) knocking out James J. Jeffries in their 1910 title fight. Jeffries was the first of the so called Great White Hopes backed to take the title from Johnson, who had become the first black heavyweight champion two years earlier. After the fight, there were race riots across America which lead to 25 deaths and several lynching attempts.
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