July42014
newyorker:

Jill Lepore on how “The Star-Spangled Banner” became America’s national anthem: http://nyr.kr/1n0EUOp
Illustration by Simone Massoni.

newyorker:

Jill Lepore on how “The Star-Spangled Banner” became America’s national anthem: http://nyr.kr/1n0EUOp

Illustration by Simone Massoni.

(Source: newyorker.com)

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Hannah White Arnett (1733-1824)
Art by Maliha C. (tumblr)
In 1776, a small group of men met at the home of Issac and Hannah Arnett in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  They were considering abandoning the patriots and pledging their loyalty to the British Crown in exchange for the protection of their property.  Hannah overheard their conversation and became enraged.  She broke into the meeting and called the men cowards. Hannah’s passionate defense of the patriot cause convinced the men to reject the Crown’s offer of protection.
In 1890, the newly formed Sons of the American Revolution decided to exclude women from membership.  In response, Mary Lockwood wrote an editorial in The Washington Post detailing the contributions made by women during the Revolutionary War.  Mary singled out Hannah Arnett for praise and asked “Where will the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution place Hannah Arnett?”  
Mary’s editorial galvanized female descendants of patriots to found their own organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution.  They received support from William Osborn McDowell, a founding member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a direct descendant of Hannah White Arnett.
 

coolchicksfromhistory:

Hannah White Arnett (1733-1824)

Art by Maliha C. (tumblr)

In 1776, a small group of men met at the home of Issac and Hannah Arnett in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  They were considering abandoning the patriots and pledging their loyalty to the British Crown in exchange for the protection of their property.  Hannah overheard their conversation and became enraged.  She broke into the meeting and called the men cowards. Hannah’s passionate defense of the patriot cause convinced the men to reject the Crown’s offer of protection.

In 1890, the newly formed Sons of the American Revolution decided to exclude women from membership.  In response, Mary Lockwood wrote an editorial in The Washington Post detailing the contributions made by women during the Revolutionary War.  Mary singled out Hannah Arnett for praise and asked “Where will the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution place Hannah Arnett?”  

Mary’s editorial galvanized female descendants of patriots to found their own organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution.  They received support from William Osborn McDowell, a founding member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a direct descendant of Hannah White Arnett.

 

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July22014
5PM

whitehouse:

todaysdocument:

On July 2, 1964, with Martin Luther King, Jr., directly behind him, President Lyndon Johnson scrawled his signature on a document years in the making—the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The first and the signature pages of the act will be on display at the National Archives Rubenstein Gallery in Washington, DC, until September 17, 2014. These 50-year-old sheets of paper represent years of struggle and society’s journey toward justice.


“Our rights, our freedoms—they are not given. They must be won.” —President Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

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vintageanchorbooks:

Favorite snacks of the great writers!

reblogging because i stumbled upon this while sitting outside eating a lime popsicle

vintageanchorbooks:

Favorite snacks of the great writers!

reblogging because i stumbled upon this while sitting outside eating a lime popsicle

(via npr)

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mashable:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 marks 50 years since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. The landmark piece of legislation outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and ended segregation in public services.

Here are a few photos that offer just a glimpse of the struggle for equality. Check out the full list here.

(via politicsprose)

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dearnonacepeople:

Some are born great,
some achieve greatness,
And some have greatness given to them through systematic inequality

(via carpe-bagel)

July12014

snepwig:

dirkbot:

If you notice me reblogging

  • a repost
  • stolen art
  • false information
  • etc.

please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you

Also, if you notice me reblogging things from

  • anti-sj blogs
  • TERFs or SWERFs
  • anti-feminist/MRAs
  • other shitty people

please give me a heads up. I’ll never get angry at you for letting me know and I’ll actually be really glad that you kept me from giving some awful person more visibility.

(via princessnitty)

6PM

i want him to text me so we can do it again

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4PM
2PM

notes from hooking up with him again:

  • tried to give him a bj, wasn’t any good
  • he was very clean shaven
  • my grandma called in the middle
  • so much dry humping
  • he kinda fingered me
  • but also kicked me out of his house to watch the world cup
  • i bought myself some popsicles afterward and i am so pleased with my life rn
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