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Did you know Americans use to salute the flag, like the Nazis did, before the Nazis began using it?
The Bellamy salute is the salute described by Francis Bellamy, a famous Christian Socialist, to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored. During the period when it was used with the Pledge of Allegiance, it was sometimes known as the “flag salute”.
During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian fascists and Nazis adopted a salute which was similar in form, resulting in controversy over the use of the Bellamy salute in the United States. It was officially replaced by the hand-over-heart salute when Congress amended the Flag Code on December 22, 1942.
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Ricardo Falcón Commemoration! August 31, 2013. Fort Lupton, Colorado.
Save The Date!
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Never forget that not only were Mexican migrants doused in poison before they could enter, but that on one occasion several died when the gasoline ignited.
Never forget that not only were they stripped nude, but that border agents took photos of nude women.
Never forget that this did not happen without response, but that Mexican@s resisted and fought back.
I hate seeing that picture, but it’s the realidad.
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One of 1.5 million citizens tagged, documented, and executed by the Khmer Rouge for the crime of “being educated,” 1978
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Hopi girls weaving baskets in Sipaulovi Village, Arizona. Early 1900s.
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Never ceases to amaze me how racist and violent 20th century white Southerners were. You would think there would be some shred of decency or morality among the leaders of these communities. Nope.
Tulsa race riot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://is.gd/U1F8Zf
Did You Know Memorial Day Was Started by Ex-Slaves?
One of the things that most black people know is that the public school system does a horrible job teaching black history. They will gladly tell you all the wonderful things that white people did and maybe even go back to Europe, but the contributions of African Americans are kept entirely on the backburner.
A fact that you should probably know is that African Americans are the reason that Memorial Day even exists in the first place. According to Professor David Blight of Yale University, the event began on May 1, 1865. A group of former slaves in Charleston, SC gave a proper burial to 257 Union soldiers who’d been put into a mass grave. [Continue reading at Black Blue Dog.]
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The Citadelle Laferriere.
Built by Haiti to defend against a French invasion that never came, it’s one of the largest fortresses in the Western hemisphere. And a beautiful one.
- Construction began in 1804, immediately after Haitian independence was achieved. The early generals of Haiti built 40 forts in the mountains.
- Lighting struck one of the powder magazines in 1818, killing many soldiers and the fortress governor, King Henry’s brother-in-law, who is buried in the Citadelle.
- The Citadelle Henry was abandoned in 1820 after the overthrow and suicide of King Henry.
- Like the governor, Henry Christophe, too is buried in the Citadelle.
- Length: 450 feet - Largest fortress in the Caribbean.
- Number of cannon ports: 200
- Highest wall: 130 feet - the prow of the Battery Croix-david.
- Depth of thickest walls: 16 feet
- Number of batteries: 8
- Other features: defensive ditch and drawbridge, two powder magazines, casernes or catch basins which feed into rainwater into casernes, drainage aqueduct used for irrigating crops, storage and dungeon rooms, governor’s palace, military courtyard and barracks.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
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How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans From Tehran | Wired.com - http://is.gd/K1Bgr4