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Charles Sidney Gilpin, an actor, singer, and vaudevillian dancer, was the most successful African American stage performer in the early 20th Century. He is best known for his portrayal of Brutus Jones in Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones. A Richmond, Virginia, native, Gilpin attended St. Francis S...Charles Sidney Gilpin, an actor, singer, and vaudevillian dancer, was the most successful African American stage performer in the early 20th Century. He is best known for his portrayal of…

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Billie Holiday (1915-1959) nicknamed “Lady Day” and Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) also known as the “First Lady of Song” “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella” were two of the greatest and most influential jazz singers in history.

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11/24/16 Best known as the beloved "Carol Brady" on The Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. #rip #carolbrady #bradybunch

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Toi-tah-ner-ew, Chickasaw Indian Policeman, 1890, Duncan, USA, unknown photographer. The girl was I-see-komah but it is not known whether she was is wife, sister, sweetheart or friend. (Photoshopped)

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World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript It’s a book by an unknown author in a language no one understands. Officially, it is known as Beinecke MS 408

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In deciphering the tablet seen above, John MacGinnis of the University of Cambridge found that many of the names on the list are not from any currently known ancient language. “One or two are actually Assyrian and a few more may belong to other known languages of the period, such as Luwian or Hurrian,” he says, “but the great majority belong to a previously unidentified language.” » via New Scientist

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Today we feel, as artists & activists, that Toni Morrison's #quotation sums up what we should all strive for - just as the suffragettes did. Time to reflect, regroup, re-energise. We support all who champion equality & voting matters. To all our friends, known & unknown, never forget that no matter the disappointments or the setbacks, our direction is forwards - with love. Emily Davison & her sister suffragettes are willing us on. It is our choice whether or not to further their noble…

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