U.S. History

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“On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed & 53 others were wounded at Pulse in Orlando. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in United States history & the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history. One year later, we sing for Pulse. We sing for Orlando. We sing for you. We sing as one. We will not be silenced. - Michael Korte”

it’s almost 3 in the morning and I’m not asleep clearly so I thought y'all would enjoy a story time that no one cares about but I find it funny so

so I was in my u.s. history class last year and we’re playing kahoot (I won like every time because I was just really good at history and extremely competitive)
anyways, so we’re playing the game and my team named “America” is leading

with 1776 points

my teacher (who loved me, she was so great and was really supportive the time I had like a breakdown and screamed at some kids in her class and I walked out and she came out to see if I was okay and then emailed my mom to make sure I was okay, she’s literally the greatest.
also I made her a George Washington meme and she has it hung outside her classroom
she has a wall of memes she’s the best
Anyways) my teacher pointed it out and we laughed about it for a solid 5 minutes and no one else thought it was funny except us???

No one else cares about this story but me but that’s the story of the time last year when I was insanely good at u.s. history kahoot and my team “america” was leading with 1776 points

it was the most american thing I’ve ever done

I'm back to talk about my u.s history dads

•I’ve never in my life have had a teacher encourage a student to swear in class. We have a strict “no bs” policy, were entitled to our own opinion as long as we have evidence to support our opinions
•having said that, a guy in the class disagreed with Italian dad™ so olive tree dad™ was like “call bs! do it!” So the dude was like “I call bs.”
•olive tree dad was disappointed so he was like “no say the whole word, cmon!”
•Italian dad didn’t like that(Italian dad is also a baseball coach) so he brought out his bat and started walking towards the student and was like
•"if you say that unholy word here I will literally fail you.“
•Italian dad HATES ketchup
•today we met Italian dads youngest son and ig its genetic bc his son also hates ketchup
•Italian dad’s son is so savage like omg dude called me out when I was going to answer a question and he was like “I said president, not presidentS”
•when olive tree dad found out that his first kid was going to be a girl he started to read the 19th amendment to his wife’s belly
•then when he found out his second kid was going to be a girl he had kid #1 read the 19th amendment to his wife’s belly

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Happy news! Danica Roem defeated three opponents to become the first out trans candidate in U.S. history to win a contested primary for a state legislative seat. 

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With so many negative headlines out there, it’s easy to feel like there are no victories for our community anymore. Please remember that there are still good news happening, fights we win, people who fight for your rights. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

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Race, Finance, And The Afterlife Of Slavery

Justin Leroy presents on the overlapping histories of race and financial innovation, from slave insurance to social entrepreneurship, in conjunction with Cameron Rowland’s project for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Leroy teaches nineteenth-century U.S. history at the University of California, Davis; his book Freedom’s Limit: Racial Capitalism and the Afterlives of Slavery, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.  

A year ago a gunman opened fire in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Deonka Drayton was one of the 49 people murdered that night, in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Drayton was 32 at the time, and had a son with Emily Addison.

“She had a beautiful voice, the most amazing smile, and she smelled so good all the time,” Addison said during a recent visit to StoryCorps.

The two moved to Florida together in 2012, and Drayton hated the heat.

“But it did not matter how hot it was outside, she would go outside and play ball with our son,” 37-year-old Addison said. “And she used to always tell me that, as long as she was alive, our son and I would never want for anything. And she kept her word.”

What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

Photo: Courtesy of Emily Addison

Today’s special election is about more than Georgia’s 6th congressional district

  • Election day has finally come for Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel in the most expensive U.S. House race in history, with more than $50 million in spending in the district. 
  • For Ossoff, a 30-year-old who originally ran to “make Trump furious” but has focused locally for months, a win would flip this longtime Republican seat blue
  • A loss would leave Democrats wondering how they missed their best opportunity yet to win a GOP House seat in the Trump era. 
  • Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, aims to prevent a groundswell of Democratic grassroots groups from “flipping the 6th.”
  • The implications of today’s election are clear: With Ossoff’s campaign bolstered by small, anti-Trump grassroots efforts, a win would be a boon for the resistance and speak volumes about its ability to influence electoral politics heading into the 2018 midterms and beyond. 
  • Likewise for the resistance, a loss would be a devastating reality check.
  • The latest polling shows the race is neck and neck going into election day. Both campaigns have spent the last several days focused on get-out-the-vote efforts. Read more (6/20/17)

Today In History

‘Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, author, and engineer of the Underground Railroad, led Union Army guerillas into South Carolina and freed nearly 800 slaves on this date June 2 1863. Tubman was the first woman in U.S. history to command an armed military raid.’
“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” - Harriet Tubman

(photo: Harriet Tubman)

- CARTER Magazine

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Tron (1982)

Okay; So when I was a sophomore in highschool I took U.S. History  and the teacher was absolutely WILD - Always yelling YATZEE or SOLID when he got excited. There were a lot of funny moments in this class but one moment I remember the most is when he accidently broke his stool. So this teacher gets real worked up - and what does he do - he kicks the closest thing to him, which is a wooden stool. The stool goes clattering to the floor and the whole class just stares at it like “It’s broke”. Then the teacher finally looks at it and goes behind his desk, all the while making monkey noises. We’re all so confused until he brings out some gorilla glue and goes to fix the chair. The chair is still broken to this day.

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Crash Course U.S. History looks at America in the 1950s and the emergence of the Civil Rights movement.

OPERATION VANILLA MAYO IS A GO

OK SO LISTEN UP

A COUPLE MONTHS AGO MY U.S. HISTORY TEACHER HAD THIS WHOLE RANT ABOUT HOW MUCH HE HATES MAYONNAISE, HOW IT’S UTTERLY ABHORRENT AND NO HUMAN SHOULD EVER CONSUME IT

SO NATURALLY, I HAD TO DO THIS

THAT’S RIGHT BITCHES

I’M GONNA EMPTY OUT THAT MAYO JAR AND REFILL IT WITH VANILLA PUDDING AND EAT IT IN FRONT OF MY MAYO-HATING TEACHER