Trying to remain focused until it all pays off.

 

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Signs Executive Order 9981
On this day in 1948, President Truman issued an executive order abolishing racial segregation in all branches of the armed forces and establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. This major piece of legislation was a welcome victory for the African American soldiers’ “Double V” campaign, in which they fought both WWII abroad and racism at home.
Learn more about the importance of Truman’s order with a featured video from Tavis Smiley.
Photo: The Chicago Defender announces Executive Order 9981. Library of Congress Exhibition

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Signs Executive Order 9981

On this day in 1948, President Truman issued an executive order abolishing racial segregation in all branches of the armed forces and establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. This major piece of legislation was a welcome victory for the African American soldiers’ “Double V” campaign, in which they fought both WWII abroad and racism at home.

Learn more about the importance of Truman’s order with a featured video from Tavis Smiley.

Photo: The Chicago Defender announces Executive Order 9981. Library of Congress Exhibition

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’

Toni Morrison (via stainedglassgardens)

(Source: thisislove)

il-tenore-regina:

hazeleyed1:

therenaissanceratchet:

lascasartoris:

Easter Sunday (top-bottom)

  1. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  2. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  3. Harlem 1943 by Weegee
  4. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  5. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  6. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  7. South Side, Chicago,. 1941 by Edwin Rosskam
  8. Harlem 1940 by Weegee
  9. Harlem 1955 by William Klein
  10. Harlem (W. 117th St. and Seventh Ave) 1939

all these hats make me miss my granny

Straight fly!

YES lord 

hoodjab:

cagedlions:

I don’t know how your day is going, but you deserve to let this Ugandan children give you life.

I AM THE GIRL IN THE PINK

life:

On this day in LIFE Magazine… The Negro and the Cities: The Cry That Will Be Heard

life:

On this day in LIFE Magazine… The Negro and the Cities: The Cry That Will Be Heard

museumgifs:

Hank Willis Thomas Who Can Say No to a Gorgeous Brunette?, 1970/2007 

museumgifs:

Hank Willis Thomas
Who Can Say No to a Gorgeous Brunette?, 1970/2007