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On March 15th, 1896 Marion Vera Cuthbert was born in St Paul, Minnesota. After receiving her BA from Boston University in 1920, Cuthbert served as Principal of Burrell Normal School and then Dean of Women at Talladega College, Alabama's oldest private and historically black liberal arts college. She pursued a Masters a...
On March 12th, 1930, Mohandas Gandhi began a 241 mile trek from Sabmarti, India to the town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. He and his supporters were protesting the British Salt Act which forbade Indians from collecting or selling salt, as well as the heavy tax that ensued when Indians were forced to buy salt from the British. The legendary act of civil disobedience drew thousands of followers who joined the m...
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 Our next Everett Cafe book display explores how violent and nonviolent forms of political expression are facilitated through the use of digital medium, often social media. While gaming and dating sites may be used to lure individuals -- youth among them -- to meet, adopt extreme views, and engage in violent activity, the Internet helps accelerate the process by enabling easy communication through diffe...
Socialist millionaire, pacifist, and author of numerous psychology, sociology, and religious books and periodicals, Pryns Charles Hopkins (also known as Prince Charles Hopkins and Prynce Hopkins) was born March 5th, 1885 in Oakland, California to Charles Harris Hopkins and his third wife Mary Isabel Booth. After the passing of his father, Pry...
Landscape painter and printer and highly influential figure in American art, Winslow Homer is born today, February 24th, 1836 in Boston, Massachusetts. Homer worked mainly in watercolors, and is best known for his paintings of the ocean, inspired by his "working vacations" which took him as far away as Northumberland, England, and Nassau, Bahamas. He began his career as a commercial illustrator, associated with Ballou's Pict...
If you are curious about the history of art education, anatomy of artifacts, and nature of historical research, then this guide will serve to illuminate. Think of yourself as a detective, with an insatiable desire for knowledge and a keen eye for observation. You follow clues to solve the mystery of an object, text, or image -- ...
In this portion of the presentation for Dr. Ami Kantawala's class, Historical Foundations of Art Education, we will search for, examine, and discuss select digital materials ...
Convinced that there was at least one undiscovered tomb of a little-known Egyptian king who died at the age of eighteen or nineteen, the English archaeologist Howard Carter travelled with sponsorship by Lord Carnarvon to Egypt in 1891 to search for clues. Thanks to an Egyptian boy who stumbled on an nearby stone, Carter and his workmen discovered a step leading to the tomb of Tutankhamun, or King Tut, the 18th Dynas...
In helping judge the Gottesman Libraries' 2020 Commissioned Art, I suspect an interesting piece of research lays ahead, supportive of the work of artists Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya and Renata Gaui who propose an exhibition on the close historie...
On February 12th, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons, and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. As America's oldest and largest civil rights organization, it began in New York City with an in...