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If you're worried about running out of Thanksgiving conversation topics once you've used up Black Friday and football ("How 'bout those Lions?" etc.), try sharing some of the fun facts Mental Floss' John Green compiled about the holiday.

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote.

William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919) was a late 19th Century American whaling ship captain known to his crew as the Black Ahab. He was born in Barbados July 13, 1859 and spent his life at sea. He became the only black captain operating on the west coast of the United States in the late-1880s and 1890s. He obtained his certification in 1885. Black history album

Hazel Carter dressed as a man to follow her soldier husband John overseas into WWI. She was sent home when the disguise was revealed. Hazel died in 1918, while John was still overseas.

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Reserved For Brian - Vintage 1930's African American Black Child Baseball Studio Photograph

Milky pens… 90's kids stuff. I really do miss them and the black paper notebooks that they were made to write on so they'd show up better...