Celebrating India's Independence Day - photo essay
To celebrate World Heritage Day, we're celebrating some of the worlds top monuments and sites of cultural and architectural significance. The Taj Mahal, India is up there with the best. Have you visited it yet?
Maharini Gayatri Devi. Born Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar. At 21, she became the third wife of the dashing Maharaja of Jaipur. After India's independence and abolition of the princely states, she entered into a very successful political career, working hard for education reform, especially for girls. Vogue once named her one of the world's most beautiful women.
Paul Robeson won 15 varsity letters in 4 different sports, played professional football, was valedictorian at his university, held a degree in and practiced law, was a professional actor in Shakespearean and Broadway plays and in movies, worked for anti-lynching law, helped victims of the Spanish civil war, fought for India's independence, and championed equality for all human being... all during a period of segregation and accepted open racism in America...