Today's entry of #SJComix365 is "She the People: A Graphic History of Uprisings, Breakdowns, Setbacks, Revolts, & Enduring Hope on the Unfinished Road to Women's Equality" by Jen Deaderick (Author), Rita Sapunor (Illustrator) @ritalately ( @SealPress, 2019). .
In March 2017, Nevada surprised the rest of America by suddenly ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment--35 years after the deadline had passed. Hey, better late than never, right? Then, lo and behold, a few months later, Illinois followed suit. Hurrah!
That left the ERA just one state short of the congressional minimum for ratification. One state--and a legacy of shame--are what stand between American women and full legislated equality.
'She the People' takes on the campaign for change by offering a cheekily illustrated, sometimes sarcastic, and all-too-true account of women's evolving rights and citizenship. Divided into 12 historical periods between 1776 and today, journalist, historian, and activist Jen Deaderick takes readers on a walk down the ERA's rocky road to become part of our Constitution by highlighting changes in the legal status of women alongside the significant cultural and social influences of the time, so women's history is revealed as an integral part of U.S. history, and not a tangential sideline.
She the People is informative, clever, and a vital reminder that women still aren't fully accepted as equal citizens in America. 🌟 #ERA#equalrightsamendment#shethepeople#womensrights#equality#feminism#USpoli#UShistory#graphichistory#feministcomics#feministreads
Had such a fun day five in DC yesterday!!! Started out at the capital building and wandered in a tunnel into the library of Congress 😍 Then went shopping but ultimately decided I couldn’t afford the Hope Diamond. We then went to the National Museum of African American History... wow was that probably the most powerful and well done museum I have ever been to. That is a must go if you visit DC. Seeing Emmitt Till’s casket was pretty life changing, along with the deep explanation of slavery and racism in our country. After a quick debrief from the museum I caught some more sights in the National Mall: The World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Washington Monument (kinda hard to miss), Lincoln Memorial, MLK Jr Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and I got to stand in the same place that MLK Jr stood during his “I have a dream” speech. I saw so much and walked many miles but the absolute highlight was seeing Jess!!!! Overall a full and exhausting day but well worth the trip down ❤️ #historynerd#dc#xtinagoestowa#xtinacomesfromwa#ushistory#nationalmall#xtinasjourney#princessX
Sir Hiram Maxim invented the Maxim machine gun, among other things. His son, Hiram Percy Maxim, followed in his inventor father's footsteps. He invented the Maxim Silencer for firearms and built his own internal combustion engine. This past winter, my 10 year old grandson - who has a mind rather like the Maxims - read two of Hiram Percy Maxim's books. He highly recommends them both as being very interesting, informative, and very funny. The books are:
A Genius in the Family - Maxim's recollections of his most unusual family life due to his engineer/inventor father.
I saw this picture and had to post it because it’s not often you see someone from the Civil War pose with this much swagger.
Włodzimierz Bonawentura Krzyżanowski was born July 8, 1824 in a Prussian-controlled area of Poland. After participating in the failed uprising against Prussia in 1848, he fled the country, eventually ending up in New York City. There he learned English and became a civil engineer. He met and married Caroline Burnett and the couple moved to Washington DC where he became active in the Republican Party.
When the war began, he volunteered for service and began raising troops for the 58th New York Infantry, which became known as the “Polish Legion”. He was made their colonel. They first fought in the Eastern Theater, seeing action at Second Manassas, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He was injured twice, both times when his horse fell, but sustained only minor injuries.
After Gettysburg, his regiment was transferred west and fought at Chattanooga, Wauhatchie and Missionary Ridge. In March of 1865, President Lincoln brevetted him to the rank of brigadier general. He was mustered out in October.
After the war, he held various government posts, including governing in Alabama and served as William Seward’s personal representative during negotiations for the purchase of Alaska. He died in New York City on October 13, 1887. Fifty years later, his remains were reinterred to Arlington National Cemetery and President Franklin Roosevelt broadcast a nationwide tribute by radio with Poland’s President, Ignacy Mościcki also transmitting one.
March in Montana 2019
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Behind Many Great Men, There's A Great Women , Elizabeth ( Eliza) Schuyler Hamilton being a perfect example. She supported her sometimes controversial husband by writing down as he dictated a series of essays which would later be known as The Federalist Papers & raised their many children,one whom was killed in a duel defending his dad's honor Then,after AH was killed by Aaron Burr during a duel himself, Eliza spent the rest of her long life making sure that her late husband would be remembered for his achievements awa founding the first Orphanage In NYC. Like a certain musical says says werked,werked,werked it! #elizahamilton#dollify#alexandrahamiltion#ushistory#internationalwomensmonth
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Using an essay from the book "How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation" edited by @maureenjohnsonbooks in one of the lesson about the Southern Tenants Farmers Union that discusses the term I N T E R S E C T I O N A L I T Y, to understand the multiple forms of opression these tenant farmers and sharecroppers were dealing with.
Lesson about the Southern Tenants Farmers Union that discusses the term I N T E R S E C T I O N A L I T Y, to understand the multiple forms of opression these tenant farmers and sharecroppers were dealing with.
Eisenhower sometimes quipped that he was able to devote more time to painting during his tenure in the White House than afterward, because his time was so efficiently scheduled. He set aside space on the second floor to use as a painting studio and reportedly spent 10 minutes painting every day before lunch during his two terms as President. Friends said he would spend great lengths of time working to achieve exactly the right color as he worked.
Excerpt from https://www.google.com/amp/blog.americanheritage1.com/
Pictured above are 4 prints of 4 of his paintings.
Have you ever wanted to be Lara Croft or Indiana Jones for a moment?
If yes, this place is for you ☝🏻👇🏻
📍Bandelier National Monument
44 mi. from Santa Fe
107 mi. from Albuquerque
143 mi. from Alamosa, CO
It was snowing the night before, so we woke up late and got there by 1 pm (classic 😒).
The Monument is hidden in a canyon, so the weather was nice (no snow, no wind 🙏🏻)
The entrance fee is $20 per vehicle, but if you have America the Beautiful pass, it’ll be free for you.
You can learn about the culture of the Ancestral Puebloans at the Visitor Centre.
They also provide self-guiding booklets for those who hike the ruins.
You can either borrow one for free (just return it after your hike) or buy for $2.
Since we only had a few hours there, we didn’t hike a lot, but saw almost everything we wanted to.
We started with the Alcove house trail.
Had a nice walk along the creek (~ 1 mi.) before we reached the wooden ladders that lead to the house itself.
It’s a 140 ft vertical climb that is not recommended for those who have fear of heights.
I do btw and I found nothing scary in those ladders (but maybe my fear is not strong enough 🤷🏻♀️).
They are steady and look totally safe.
I saw people over 60 and small kids (+-5 years old) on that trail and they all seemed having fun climbing those ladders.
On our way back we turned to the Main Loop trail.
That’s where the most cliff dwellings are located.
The loop is 1.2 mi. long.
Reading the self-guiding booklet was very helpful in understanding what we see.
Parts of walls, petroglyphs - amazing!
The main points of interest are some of the dwellings that you can get in!
There are small ladders leading to those “rooms”, so I guess that’s a great trail for those who travel with kids.
It’s like a historical playground with amazing landscapes around 🤗
The part of the Main Loop trail that is closer to the Visitor Center is flat, wheel chair accessible and has some ruins on the ground (they are big actually, it’s the whole settlement).
There are also free binoculars for those who wants to take a closers look at the cliff dwellings but cannot/don’t want to go there.
(check the gallery for more info 👉🏻)
Happy first day of Spring! Spring break is undoubtedly on your mind and for thousands of you, that means a trip to Disneyland or Disney World. That brings us to our #wednesdayswoman who was pivotal in one of Disney's most iconic rides. This is Mary Blair, one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists.
Mary grew up in California in a poor family, but knew very early on that she wanted to be an artist, winning numerous art contests at a young age. She attended the famous Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in the 1930s and met her husband, Lee Blair there (also a Disney artist). The Great Depression made it hard to find work, but in 1940 Disney hired her and she worked for them off and on for several years. Her unique style helped create concept paintings for films like Fantasia, Dumbo, The Lady and the Tramp, Song of the South, Cinderella and Peter Pan.
But after just a year on the job, Mary became frustrated with the dominated-male workforce who endlessly slammed her ideas, eccentric colors and style, considering her art too abstract and even too colorful! She quit and started illustrating Broadway sets in New York, commercial art, and children’s books instead—you might recognize some of her artwork in the Little Golden Books.
But Walt Disney had a major project up his sleeve and knew exactly which artist he wanted for it—Mary. He was gearing up for the World’s Fair in 1964 and It’s a Small World was the main attraction. Mary agreed to design the ride. Its iconic look and bright colors have Mary’s famous style all over it. She passed away in 1978, but in 1991 Mary was honored as a Disney Legend.
It's a Small World ride, which celebrated its 50th anniversary a few years ago, is one of the most famous rides at Disney Theme parks. So, if you’re headed there over spring break, you might see this ride with a new set of eyes—and remember the famous artist behind it who pushed limits and boundaries for women artists of her time.
If you want to read more about her, check out one of the cutest children’s books we recently added to our collection—Pocket Full of Colors. There’s a link to the book in our bio and we’ll put one in Instastories too.
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“Crossing Little Antietam Creek”. Can be found here: https://lois-bryan.pixels.com/featured/crossing-little-antietam-creek-lois-bryan.html ... A scene of mystical quiet, Ply's Mill Bridge, which crosses Little Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, is in an area that drips with history.
The image is loosely based on a couple of my own photos, the main part of which is Ply's Mill Bridge which crosses Little Antietam Creek. This area of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the US Civil War. I've described that battle on some of my previous images and won't go into it again here (they're located in my "Historic U.S.A." gallery). Union soldiers of the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers crossed this bridge on the morning of September 17th, 1862 on their way to the battle. #civilwar#antietam#sharpsburg#plysmillbridge#maryland#battleofantietam#art#gifts#loisbryan#fineartamerica#bridge#bridges#history#historic#ushistory
Members of the Friends of the New Germany, the forerunner of the German-American Bund, give the Nazi salute during a rally at New York's Madison Square Garden on May 18, 1934. See more photos of the very active and surprisingly large American Nazi movement by clicking the link in our bio.
Meeting and building a relationship with this Mexican Icon has been a tremendous blessing. Another immigrant making our Nation great by his actions. This man has dressed Elvis, Cash, The Beatles, several American and foreign presidents, made the gloves Michael Jackson used just to name a few customers. To reach the epitome in any profession is something I admire very much and strive for. God knows his plan for me above it all but his son will not stop working to reach his promises. #manuelcuevas#MANUEL#mexicanicon#Legend#mentor#manuelcouture#ushistory#americanpresident@manuelcouture para que vean todos que aquí estamos y para adelante cabrones!
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Came to Normandy to pay my respects to the fallen today. The Battle of Normandy began the liberation of France from Nazi Germany. It began with an amphibious assault on June 6 with an estimated 10,000 casualties that day, and 226,386 Allied casualties over the entire battle. These men went through hell trying to land on the beaches and climb up the cliffs, especially at Utah Beach. Operation Overlord would be the largest amphibious assault in human history and was a significant turning point in the Western front. It’s hard to put into words the feeling you get standing on the same beach as all those brave men did. Many knowing that death was not too far away. The carnage that ensued was something out of Dante’s “Inferno”. I would strongly recommend to my fellow Americans that they visit the beaches themselves. Minor inconveniences such as getting mud on your shoes seem like nothing, when contemplating that these 18-21 year olds sacrificed their entire future so that we may be able to freely visit France today. The same type of future that I work hard for, these men sacrificed so that I have the ability to have one. Never forget June 6, 1944 #ushistory#history#normandy#normandybeach#dday#neverforget#neverforgotten#werememberthem#military#militaryhistory#omahabeach#omahabeachmemorial#proudamerican 🇺🇸
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I really struggled with how to properly address the reform era until I created this lesson. With this activity, students address three of the reform movements from the mid-1800s - Temperance reform, Prison reform, and Education reform. They read about the problems of the era, and then in groups, they brainstorm realistic solutions to those issues. Then they read about the attempts made by reform groups, and see how their ideas compare. Many of these issues still exist today, so the process feels really authentic and meaningful. I can't wait to hear my students’ ideas later this week. They are so creative!
*Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. Constitution is most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships* (as written on Wikipedia ☺️) - - just another beautiful piece of history we were able to see during our visit to Boston last weekend ⚓️ it’s amazing that this ship is still afloat! #history#ushistory#warship#boston#ussconstitution
Day 17 of the #presidentsinmemes challenge. I dislike this meme almost as much as I dislike Andrew Johnson. While Johnson was a horrible president his background is really interesting so I’ll give him that.
Andrew Johnson was born on December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Initially apprenticed as a Taylor, Johnson developed anger towards the higher classes and developed a white-supremacist viewpoint to compensate for his feelings of inferiority. While Johnson despises his apprenticeship (at one point even running away with his brother, William, to escape their obligation), Johnson eventually settled down and established a successful tailoring business in Greenville, Tennessee. While Johnson only had a basic education, he learned about politics since his tailor shop became a have for political discussion. Johnson would become a vocal member of the working class and eventually was elected mayor of Greenwood in 1834. In 1835, Johnson was elected to the TN legislature, where he fully developed his Jacksonian influenced ideology. In 1843, Johnson became the first Democrat from TN elected to the US House of Representatives. While Johnson caucused with fellow Southern Democrats on issues such as slavery, he did not support talks that if slavery was abolished the south would secede. After serving five terms in Congress, Johnson opted not to run for a sixth because the Whig party had gained ground in TN. Instead, Johnson successfully was elected to governor. Johnson found being governor miserable since the TN constitution restricted him from influencing legislators, so in 1856 Johnson ran and was elected to the US Senate. While TN seceded from the Union in 1860 after the election of President Lincoln, Andrew Johnson remained and became the only Southern Senator to retain his position in the US Senate. While he was vilified in the Sputh, Johnson became a prominent figure in the Union and was appointed as Military governor of TN in 1862 by Lincoln. Johnson was notorious for his flip-flopping opinions, especially in regards to the Emancipation Proclamation, and was accused of seeking higher office.
Another day, another #genrerainbow , and this one’s just in time for Spring!
There are more books in this stack that I haven’t read than ones that I have, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: This might be the next one I pick up, actually! I’ve heard good and bad things about it, but something tells me I’m going to like it…
To Serve God and Walmart by Bethany Moreton: The last book we’ll read the class I’m TAing this semester & I CANNOT wait. This work looks at the relationship between American devotion to free markets, free, trade, and the evangelical upsurge that began in the post-war period.
Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures by Marcy Norton: One of my favorite scholarly works of all time! Norton traces how Europeans assimilated New World drugs & goods (specifically tobacco and chocolate) into their own cultural contexts.
Imperial Bodies by E.M. Collingham: I read this in undergrad and still refer back to it. Collingham demonstrates how the body was key to the construction and maintenance of British authority in India.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: I’ve heard wonderful things about this heartwarming romantic comedy that focuses on an orderly genetics professor & a free-spirit bar tender.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis: I haven’t read nearly as much Lewis as I would like, this work included. But I think that’s because every single word Lewis writes is so jam-packed with wisdom and thought-provoking insight. Finishing his entire corpus should take a bit of time, I think.
We recently spent the day with the legendary #DavidMcCullough at his writing space, or “World Headquarters” as he calls it, and it was something. David graciously discussed his new book, “The Pioneers,” about the courageous men and women who settled the Northwest Territory (present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan) while also discussing his decades-long career. And, yes, we got to see, hear, and touch the famous typewriter that he bought at a secondhand store in the 1960s to type his first book “The Johnstown Flood.” In those 50-plus years, David has written some of the most important books on American history and the people who have made it, including the #PulitzerPrize winners “John Adams” and “Truman,” and the National Book Award winners “Mornings on Horseback” and “The Path Between the Seas.” David told us and the @history team that he’s fascinated by the character of people who are determined to make the impossible possible. “The Pioneers” tells the story and history of the brave people who actually trekked into the unknown. You can get “The Pioneers” on May 7 wherever you get your books.
Serena inspires us on and off the court, reminding us to pursue our passions and thank our lucky stars that we get to come home to our biggest fans.
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"I know my husband was devoted to me. I know he was proud of me. It took a very long time for us to work everything out, but we did, and we were about to have a real life together." - Jackie Kennedy 🌿
On Friday 3/22 we will join many other organizations and scholars in a day-long symposium in Halifax, NC dedicated to the stories of courageous men and women who fought for their lives by seeking roads to freedom from slavery. Open to the public! #blackhistory#ushistory#blacklivesmatter#nchistory