Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Why Millennial Pink Refuses to Go Away

Full article here.

1767: Jean-Honoré Fragonard paints The Swing.
The Gallery at Sketch London.
The upper half of the Grand Budapest Hotel.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Root: How Racism Tainted Women's Suffrage

A 1894 showdown between anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and temperance leader Frances E. Willard revealed the grip that racial resentment had over the American suffrage movement.
"I am in Great Britain today because I believe that the silent indifference with which she has received the charge that human beings are burned alive in Christian Anglo-Saxon communities is born of ignorance of the true situation. America cannot and will not ignore the voice of a nation that is her superior in civilization."
In 1893, journalist and early civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells crossed the Atlantic for the first time to deliver that sobering message to Great Britain. She had hoped to sway public opinion about the racial violence that plagued the U.S. The lynching of black men and women seemed to have become a sport among Southern white mobs — reaching a peak of 161 deaths in 1892.
That included the hanging of three black businessmen, one a close friend of Wells, during that year in her former home of Memphis, Tenn. She called for blacks to leave the city "which will neither protect our lives and property." More than 6,000 black residents left, and many others boycotted white businesses; Wells was exiled. Full article here.

More on Ida B Wells here.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017