segunda-feira, 1 de outubro de 2012

1936 Olympic Games- Jesse Owens stands over his Japanese and German competitors after winning gold in the long jump


When MacArthur Met the Emperor

Japan officially surrendered on September 2nd, 1945. What happened next was an equally interesting story.
General Douglas MacArthur had landed at Atsugi airbase two days before; since the VJ day, he had been asked by President Truman to oversee the occupation of Japan. It was a daunting task. On his drive to Yokohama from Atsugi, tens of thousands of Japanese soldiers greeted him with their bayonets out in one final act of symbolic defiance. Seventy percent of Americans thought Emperor Hirohito should be persecuted; there were protests outside MacArthur’s headquarters by American servicemen and calls in Australian and Russian press to that effect.

Booking photo of Joan Trumpauer who took part in the June 4, 1961 Mississippi Freedom Ride. She and eight others were arrested and refused bail. She served three months in jail before enrolling in the traditionally black Tougaloo college.

Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga

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