Posts tagged ‘history’

July 17th, 2012

Unearthing the Weeping Time: Savannah’s Ten Broeck Race Course and 1859 Slave Sale

Unearthing the Weeping Time: Savannah's Ten Broeck Race Course and 1859 Slave Sale:

In 1859, one of the largest slave sales in U.S. history took place at the Ten Broeck Race Course, now an obscured landscape, on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. 436 enslaved persons from the Butler plantations near Darien were sold in an event remembered as “The Weeping Time.” Despite the prevalence of historic monuments in the U.S. South, memorials to slavery are rare or recent arrivals. Not until 2008 did the city of Savannah and the Georgia Historical Society place a marker near the site of the sale. In this essay, Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson examines how this once hidden landscape can be re-imagined into Savannah’s historic memory through archival research, oral history, physical observations of the landscape, and the art of mapmaking.

The Weeping Time

June 13th, 2012

yoni191: “The key axis-moment in DC punk history is the Cramps…


“The key axis-moment in DC punk history is the Cramps show at Hall of Nations in 1979. Though it’s hard to believe the ultra-serious straight edge and emo scenes would be born from a band as joyous and goofy as the Cramps, the fact is, like the famed Ramones show that inspired every important British punker, this concert was attended by future members of Minor Threat, Rights of Spring and many other significant DC bands. And it was at that show that Bad Brains handed out flyers for their debut show in the Hudson basement”

- James Porter and Jake Austen

From Black Punk Time: Blacks in Punk, New Wave and Hardcore 1976-1984 (Part 1)

Photo credit: Bad Brains at Esther’s Pool in Austin, taken by Bill Daniel from “Western Round Up”

May 27th, 2012

mikkipedia: sl33pcr33p: karaj: mikkipedia: One of the great…





One of the great opening lines of all time. Also important: pajamas, GRAY LIPS, plaid shirts, and Left-Eye barely appearing bec she supposedly hated this song so much she was going to put black tape over her mouth for the shoot, which so something I would do.

i think it’s important that i reblog this, as a gift to myself, because i love TLC, but even more, i love that TLC post i reblogged a few months ago, which is going to be the funniest thing that ever appears on this tumblr. “every time a bell rings, left eye lopes just burnt another asshole’s house down with her laser vision from heaven.” “he was an abusive jerk and he deserved it. girl power.” i will never not laugh imagining that guy’s horror upon learning of his burnt tennis shoes. 

strangely just last night p-strut was texting me about setting boys on fire and left eye as a role model and it never ceases to please me how much overlap there is in my Feminist Conversations

I love all of this! Webstalking, burning houses (which is also so Bertha and so Emily Valentine), mandatory rectal exams, kissing and telling and giving out numbers.


May 12th, 2012

At the risk of being labeled humorless (twice), strident, hostile, without redeeming features,…

At the risk of being labeled humorless (twice), strident, hostile, without redeeming features, irrational, having undiscerning mentality, being self-styled “liberated” women, ridiculous schoolgirls at various stages of arrested development, manhaters, dreary exhibitionists, neurotic, uninspired, depressing, unproductive, unimaginative, lacking initiative, self-oppressing, mislaid, dishonest, pointless, hypocritical, girl scouts, superficial, foolish, idle, empty-headed, insecure, unfulfilled, brainwashed, mismanaged, not having self-understanding, badly assembled commodities, a bum trip (twice), and this year’s hula-hoop, we still choose to answer Jane Austen-Douglas’ article which appeared in a June issue of EVO. We must first compliment her on her seemingly limitless supply and imaginative use of the negative adjectives (there were no repetitions except in the two cases noted above). —The Collective/Women in Transition, from the July 28, 1970 issue of the East Village Other

May 11th, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: The first “Women Guerrilla” corps has…


The first “Women Guerrilla” corps has just been formed in the Philippines and Filipino women, trained in their local women’s auxiliary service, are seen here hard at work practicing on November 8, 1941, at a rifle range in Manila. (AP Photo) 

March 31st, 2012

Gun Club, “Yellow Eyes” cover art by Claus…

Gun Club, “Yellow Eyes”

cover art by Claus Castenskiold, who also did The Fall’s covers.

Probably also worth noting JLP was from El Monte. Punk was taken up by rich kids, most white people things are, but it was started by working class kids. The Sex Pistols’ parents all worked in factories. The final scene in Border Radio, when Chris gives it all up and goes to talk to the fan kid, who lives in the Valley and is washing his parent’s car, says it all. The kid calls him a sell out.

March 24th, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: Miss V. Allen conducting a demonstration…


Miss V. Allen conducting a demonstration class of practical nursing at the Princess Margaret Hospital School for Nursing, Dar es Salaam. The dummy patient is “Miss Chess.”

um, some stuff happening here.

January 15th, 2012

"In order to understand why transphobia and cissexism persist and are continually perpetuated…"

In order to understand why transphobia and cissexism persist and are continually perpetuated throughout feminist communities, particularly the vegetarian-ecofeminist community, it is important to consider the origins of anti-trans advocacy as a conscious project of prominent, elite White feminists in the 1970s. In the late sixties and early seventies, trans people were very active in the women’s and queer liberation movements. The Compton’s Cafeteria and Stonewall rebellions of the sixties are evidence of that, as are women like Beth Elliot of the Daughters of Bilitis, Sandy Stone of Olivia Records, and Stonewall veteran Silvia Rivera who was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activist Alliance.

So it’s important to keep in mind that trans women, and trans people more generally, were an integral part of the early women’s liberation movement. But in the mid- to late-seventies, there was a transphobic backlash within feminism to systematically remove and exclude trans people, explicitly transsexual women, from the women’s and queer movements. For example, Rivera was targeted and physically attacked by cissexist women separatists at a gay rights rally. Elliot was targeted by Robin Morgan and separatists at a lesbian women’s conference. Stone was targeted by Janice Raymond and forced out of Olivia Records with threats of a boycott. And Gloria Steinem of Ms. magazine openly attacked trans women.

Over the last couple decades, there has been an increase in organizing and activism by trans people, yet we continue to be the targets of a systematic backlash from elite feminists. So-called ‘women-born women’ policies are still used to exclude transsexual women from participating in our own movement. And while trans women are disproportionately targeted by homelessness, prisons, and sexual and physical violence, an alliance between anti-trans feminists and the state has been used to circumvent human rights laws in order to bar us from many vital women’s facilities and services. Trans women have even been forced out of women’s services organizations they helped create.

- Ida Hammer, in an interview with Bitch Magazine (via mikroblogolas)
January 1st, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: From the Los Angeles Times Rose Parade…


From the Los Angeles Times Rose Parade coverage on Jan. 2, 1915:

Probably the most unusual entry was that of a small runabout entered by the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm. Cloudburst, a huge African ostrich, drew Miss Virginia S. Moon, daughter of the ostrich farm manager. She wore a handsome Parisian hat and boa of pink plumes plucked from the bird she drove. The bird, which stands more than eight feet in height, appeared to enjoy the experience as much as did his fair driver.

Before football became the Rose Bowl tradition, ostriches were raced after the parade.