The Mildred, Newport for London with basic slag, struck under Gurnards Head at midnight on the 6th April 1912, whilst in dense fog. She swung broadside and was pounding heavily when Captain Larcombe, the mate, two Irishmen, one Welshman and a Mexican from Vera Cruz rowed into St. Ives at 6am. They later returned in a pilot gig but the Mildred was already going to pieces.
The first known appearance of “Adam and Steve” came in 1977, in what would become its natural habitat: a picket sign at an anti-gay rally. This particular protest brought 15,000 “pro-family” spectators to an arena in Houston, where burgeoning Religious Right icons like Phyllis Schlafly and National Right to Life Committee founder Mildred Jefferson railed against homosexuality, abortion and the National Women’s Conference happening five miles away. […]
A trio of social justice leaders recently visited One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North: longtime NAACP activist and civil rights leader Mildred Bond Roxborough; NAACP President & CEO Cornell Brooks; and photographer and NAACP supporter Carol Friedman. NAACP members receive free admission to MoMA during the run of One-Way Ticket. Show your NAACP member card at the Information Desk to redeem the offer. See Lawrence’s Migration Series and watch video interviews with scholars, poets, and artists on the exhibition website.