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Today's trend to visualise data goes a long way back, as this book shows. "Graphic representation is among our most important tools for organizing information" Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton
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Cartographies of Time: A Visual History of the Timeline

Today's trend to visualise data goes a long way back, as this book shows. "Graphic representation is among our most important tools for organizing information" Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton

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UShistory.org Free online American History textbook and tons of other resources. (Valley Forge)

from spaceinvaderjoe's history blog

Female Badasses in History: Josephine Baker (1906-1975)

Female Badasses in History: Josephine Baker (1906-1975) the only official female speaker at the 1963 March on Washington. She spoke at the side of Martin Luther King Jr. wearing her Free French army uniform and her medals. Baker used this opportunity to introduce the “Negro Women for Civil Rights” and brought Rosa Parks and Daisy Bates to the stage to give brief speeches.

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THE WORLD'S FIRST STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION WAS FOUNDED IN POLAND IN 1773 ! The education of Polish society was a goal of rulers as early as the 12th century, and Poland soon became one of the most educated countries in Europe. The Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 in Kraków, is one of Europe's oldest universities long before German or Russian! ▶ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Poland#History | ✍ 20160513,1400 <|² ☛ ۞ 6´ us https://de.pinterest.com/jewelsie2day/protest/

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Students can enter the weekly Historic Headlines contest at ushistory.org! Write a catchy headline for a given day in #history. Winners receive a li'l Liberty Bell. | #US

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Sculptor DAVID NEWTON's work at the History of African Americans and Freedmen’s Memorial Park A part of the History of African Americans is found in Freedmen’s Memorial Park which commemorates a pre-Civil War burial ground in what was once the Freedmen’s Town Area, a small Dallas community formed by African-Americans freed from slavery in the mid-1860s. Freedman’s Memorial commemorates the lives of more than 5,000 freed slaves who were buried in a once forgotten cemetery.

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True. But truer: "The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge"

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