The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view to mark the 75th anniversary of the concert. 
American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Washington, DC
April 8. 2014 - September 7, 2014

The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view to mark the 75th anniversary of the concert. 

American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Washington, DC

April 8. 2014 - September 7, 2014

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"I want to remind America of how criminally short its memory can be. In theory, the good thing about this country is that we all have our own story to tell, and there exist a whole host of stories, both parallel and perpendicular to mine. Countless fragile intricacies that are sometimes unimaginable to me, other times too familiar.

But in practice, some of these stories go missing. And I wonder - where’s my story?"

Josie Duffy, The Men Who Left Were White

Ann Richards and Dolly Parton meet at the Driskill Hotel, 1982. Photo by Scott Newton.

Ann Richards and Dolly Parton meet at the Driskill Hotel, 1982. Photo by Scott Newton.

Belle Director Amma Asante Explains Why She Wanted Tell a Jane Austen Story With a Black Protagonist | Women and Hollywood

If I’m honest, I wanted to show a woman of color being loved. We don’t see it that often. I wanted to change the conversation a little bit, change the dialogue a little bit — we are loved, [and] we can be loved. Dido was valuable enough to be loved, she was worthy of being loved, and she was loved. Her challenge was showing people the right way to love her in the way that she needed to be.

usnatarchives:

This World War I veteran wore his uniform to enter Santa Anita Park assembly center. He joined other people of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast during World War II.  
Dorothea Lange took this photograph on April 5, 1942. 
Just a few weeks before, on February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt had signed Executive Order 9066. The War Department used this order almost exclusively to intern thousands  Americans of Japanese descent until the continued detention without cause was declared unconstitutional. The order was rescinded in 1944.
Today is the Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans interned during WWII. Read more about the Executive Order 9066 on the OurPresidents Tumblr.
Image: National Archives, 210-G-3B-424

usnatarchives:

This World War I veteran wore his uniform to enter Santa Anita Park assembly center. He joined other people of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast during World War II. 

Dorothea Lange took this photograph on April 5, 1942.

Just a few weeks before, on February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt had signed Executive Order 9066. The War Department used this order almost exclusively to intern thousands  Americans of Japanese descent until the continued detention without cause was declared unconstitutional. The order was rescinded in 1944.

Today is the Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans interned during WWII. Read more about the Executive Order 9066 on the OurPresidents Tumblr.

Image: National Archives, 210-G-3B-424

pbstv:

To honor the passing of folk legend, Pete Seeger, American Masters will be re-airing the Emmy award-winning film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song tonight, January 30th, on PBS (check local listings). 

Watch the film now.

Read more about Pete Seeger.