wow. Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sptember 11, 2001.
"This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration."
Kim Phuc, pictured above, was running from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972, 40 years ago this month. She ran blindly, in unbelievable pain, right at the lens of Associated
1st female leg amputee to complete the Ironman: Sarah Reinertsen. I clap for her: I'm completely spent by a half-marathon, can't imagine the *Ironman* triathlon... (2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon 42.195-kilometre (26.2
♥ 1st female leg amputee to complete the Ironman: Sarah Reinertsen.Ironman* triathlon... (2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) run, no breaks)Summer ensemble by Claire McCardell. 1953.
A man named Dashrath Manjhi carved a road in a mountain -- because his wife had died without any treatment and the nearest doctor was 70 km away in the other village. Dashrath did not want anyone else to suffer the same fate, so he single-handedly carved a pass 360 feet long and 30 feet wide, cutting through a mountain, working alone from 1960 to 1982. The pass is 360 feet, and it shortened the journey from 70km to one.
On the morning of February 11, 2011, the international jury of the 54th World Press Photo Contest named a photo by South African photographer Jodi Bieber, World Press Photo of the Year 2010. The image is a portrait of Bibi Aisha, disfigured as punishment for fleeing her husband's house, taken in Kabul, Afghanistan. Over 5,691 photographers entered 108,059 images in the 2011 World Press Photo Contest and after the two-week judging period, 56 were named winners in nine categories. It is a…
An anthropologist proposed a game to kids in an African tribe. Put a basket full of fruit near a tree & told the kids who ever got there first won the fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said:'UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?' UBUNTU in Xhosa culture means:"I am because we…