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A National History Day participant poses with his National History Day “Red Tails” exhibit during the competition held at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on April 11-12, 2018. (National Archives photo, Jeffrey Reed)

Archives Hosts National History Day

By Kerri Lawrence  | National Archives News

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2018 — More than 270 middle and high school students from Washington, DC, enriched their understanding of history this week with a visit to the National Archives, which hosted an educational event for National History Day.  

National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression. By participating, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history.

According to the nonprofit educational organization National History Day, more than 2,000 DC-based students from public, charter, independent, and home schools participate each year—with more than half a million middle and high school students participating nationwide.

Every year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme for this year’s competition was “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students can then select their own research topic within that framework.

The theme itself is chosen for its broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past, according to DC National History Day coordinator Missy McNatt, an education specialist with the National Archives.

McNatt said that the theme offers a unique opportunity for students to think beyond the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates. Students are able to delve deeper through an active exploration of real-world challenges and problems into the historical content, developing perspective and understanding.

Read more, about National History Day at National Archives News, plus more photos! 

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A National History Day participant poses with his National History Day “Red Tails” exhibit during the competition held at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on April 11-12, 2018. (National Archives photo, Jeffrey Reed)

Archives Hosts National History Day

By Kerri Lawrence  | National Archives News

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2018 — More than 270 middle and high school students from Washington, DC, enriched their understanding of history this week with a visit to the National Archives, which hosted an educational event for National History Day.  

National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression. By participating, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history.

According to the nonprofit educational organization National History Day, more than 2,000 DC-based students from public, charter, independent, and home schools participate each year—with more than half a million middle and high school students participating nationwide.

Every year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme for this year’s competition was “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students can then select their own research topic within that framework.

The theme itself is chosen for its broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past, according to DC National History Day coordinator Missy McNatt, an education specialist with the National Archives.

McNatt said that the theme offers a unique opportunity for students to think beyond the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates. Students are able to delve deeper through an active exploration of real-world challenges and problems into the historical content, developing perspective and understanding.

Read more, about National History Day at National Archives News, plus more photos! 

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BLACK – 20532

TO BEDESTROYED 02/28/18 A volunteer writes: I have volunteered at the BACC for a long time, and I can confidently say that this guy is one of the calmest, most chill dogs I’ve ever met. I prefer to call him Mr. Black, since he is such a gentleman! He walks like an angel on the leash; waits until we’re outside to do his business; and his general cool, calm, collectedness is admired by everyone as he walks by. I get the sense that Mr. Black is wise beyond his years- on our walks together, he often stops to look behind him and stare off into the distance, seeming to contemplate our existence (or maybe he’s looking for his forever family?). Although he never pulls on the leash, Mr. Black loves to stop and explore everything we pass, and he especially loves looking into cars to lock eyes with their drivers.

BLACK – 20532

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PAT CLEVELAND |
VINTAGE

BLACK GLAMOUR & GRACE

Patricia Cleveland initially attained success in the 1960s and 1970s and was one of the first African-American models within the fashion industry to achieve prominence as both a runway and print modeL.

Despite her early success, Cleveland grew disillusioned with America and what she perceived to be its racist attitudes towards black models.She relocated to Paris in 1970,
vowing never to return to the United States until a black model appeared on the American cover of Vogue. Cleveland
returned to the U.S. in 1974 to continue her successful modeling career after Beverly Johnson became the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974.

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Groundhogs?

Groundhog Day may be the one day of the year that you give the Marmota monax much thought. For example, did you know that a young groundhog is sometimes called a chuckling? How about that the groundhog is a rodent in the ground squirrel family? Show us your Punxsutawney genius by identifying the groundhogs in the following pictures from the New York Public Library Digital Collection.

Quiz: Do You Know Your Groundhogs?

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SC lawmakers convicted, indicted still take home retirement | The State

Three S.C. lawmakers who have pleaded guilty to public corruption charges still are picking up a major retirement perk after leaving office – paid for by state taxpayers.

Those same retirement benefits cover three other lawmakers – a suspended state senator and two retired House representatives – who now face trial as part of the same State House corruption investigation, led by special prosecutor David Pascoe.

In total, retirement benefits for the six legislators will cost S.C. taxpayers about $200,000 a year, according to the state’s pension agency.

SC lawmakers convicted, indicted still take home retirement | The State

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Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97 – The New York Times

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., on the night of Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and raped by six white men.

The crime was extensively covered in the black press and an early catalyst for the civil rights movement. The N.A.A.C.P. sent a young activist from its Montgomery, Ala., chapter named Rosa Parks to investigate. African-Americans around the country demanded that the men be prosecuted.

Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97 – The New York Times

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archiemcphee:

This afternoon the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship is hanging out with Chowder the pot-bellied pig and her five rescued canine friends, Rika, Slick, Nya, James, Bashe. Together they form Piggypoo_and_crew and they live in Souther California with their doting human, Shelby Madere.

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In an interview with the Instagram blog, Madere openly expressed her devotion to every one of the animals.

“My Wonderful Treasures Devotion and Commitment. …When I look at my crew, I see the reflection of who I am in them. Their happiness, their safety, their health, their whole lives rely on me and I will never ever let them down.”

Follow Chowder and her pupper pals on Instagram to keep up with their latest heartwarming adventures.

[via My Modern Met]

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Merry Pawsmas! Sitting at the kids’ table is usually a lot more fun, but when the kids’ table is full of canine friends, it’s not just fun, it’s awesome! This year for Christmas dinner Versailles, KY-based couple Kelly and Zach Furr decided to make their holiday meal even more festive and entertaining by setting up a kids’ table for their dog and his friends.

Each pupper was dressed in a Christmas sweater and served with a big rawhide bone on their plate. Our favorite detail from this fantastic photo is the teeny-tiny chihuahua who’s so small he/she is sitting on a booster seat. We hope each of these adorable and impressively well behaved doggos found a World’s Best Dog Trophy in their Christmas stockings.

Visit BuzzFeed for more festive photos of the Furrs and their canine friends.

[via Neatorama]

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archiemcphee:

Merry Pawsmas! Sitting at the kids’ table is usually a lot more fun, but when the kids’ table is full of canine friends, it’s not just fun, it’s awesome! This year for Christmas dinner Versailles, KY-based couple Kelly and Zach Furr decided to make their holiday meal even more festive and entertaining by setting up a kids’ table for their dog and his friends.

Each pupper was dressed in a Christmas sweater and served with a big rawhide bone on their plate. Our favorite detail from this fantastic photo is the teeny-tiny chihuahua who’s so small he/she is sitting on a booster seat. We hope each of these adorable and impressively well behaved doggos found a World’s Best Dog Trophy in their Christmas stockings.

Visit BuzzFeed for more festive photos of the Furrs and their canine friends.

[via Neatorama]

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New Year’s resolution to learn more about art? Sign up for our three-week course, which kicks off this January! Art As Activism, Activism as Art will consider different aesthetic strategies that artists have used to address the politically urgent questions of their time. Learn more/sign up at whitney.org

[Guerrilla Girls (b. 1985), Guerrilla Girls Review the Whitney, 1987. Offset lithograph, 22 × 17 in. (55.9 × 43.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 2000.91. © Guerrilla Girls]

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Is this what you look like when you think about your work email, post-holiday season? River otters use land only as a latrine and a bed, snatching sleep during the daytime in dens or beaver lodges. Most hours are spent swimming, hunting fish, or playing in fresh and coastal waters, where they are widespread.
Photo: Max Pixel