Josephine M. Hagerty House by Walter Gropius 1938.
This is another house designed by Walter Gropius and the first house commissioned by his German based architecture firm Bauhaus built in the United States. It was built in 1938 and is placed in Cohasset Massachusetts overlooking the Massachusetts Bay. This house design was a great choice to encompass the beautiful landscape of the bay area due to its floor to ceiling glass windows at the back of the home. It was one of the first examples of foreign design within the United States. It is understanding how this design became popular over the decades after this one was built. it was able to bring the outside in with the large windows and show off the surrounding area of the bay.
[see Part 1 for a brief narrative history of Till’s murder]
Till Headline from The Chicago Defender, 17 September 1955: Published by John Sengstacke, The Defender was one of the most widely circulating Black newspapers in the country, and initially one of only two national papers to publish Emmett’s story.
Emmett Till Protest Rally Flyer, 21 October 1955
Eisenhower’s first Cabinet Secretary, Max Rabb,
sends this memo to the WH Press Secretary, Jim Hagerty, explaining why “it
was felt inadvisable to make a courteous reply” to anyone just yet
regarding the Till case. In three short paragraphs Rabb tears down Mamie
Bradley, describing her as a tool of the CP USA and claimed, “Mrs.
Bradley was discredited for using her son’s death as a means of making a
living.” She actually worked as a civilian clerk for the U. S. Air
Force. Rabb also noted that “The boy’s father, incidentally, was executed
by the Army in Italy on a sex charge.” Mamie separated from Louis Till
back in 1942, and Emmett was only 4 years old, and an ocean away, when that
Jackson Mississippi Daily News Says Till’s Father Executed for Rape: Mississippi senators James Eastland and John
Stennis, who were apparently provided this information by someone with access
to Louis Till’s confidential military files, leaked this information to
southern papers. Although the trial was already over news about Emmett’s father
remained on the front pages of Miss newspapers for weeks, in both October and
Louis Till’s (Emmett’s father) Ring: This ring is how they were able to ID Emmett’s
bloated corpse when it was pulled from the Tallahatchie River, 28 August, 9
days after his arrival in Money.
Look Magazine interview with Till’s Murderers: After receiving $3,800 for their testimonies,
Till’s killers go into great detail in describing just how and why they really
did torture and murder him.
H. R. 6127, aka, The Civil Rights Act of 1957, 9 September 1957: Till’s murder was one of the reasons for the passage
of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Although primarily a voting
rights bill, it established the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department
to intervene in local law enforcement issues when civil rights were being
compromised. Don’t miss the irony that this same justice department which came into existence because of Emmett Till’s murder has thus far failed to prosecute the murderers of Trayvon Martin, Mike, Brown, Tamir Rice, etc.
Emmett Till & Tamir Rice …or is it… Tamir Rice & Emmett Till
The More Things Change… : Just as in the case with Emmett, the media seems to think smearing Tamir Rice’s father absolves the child’s murderer of all responsibility. Do you see the importance of studying history, yet?
Airplane! (1980) Dir: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker DOP: Joseph Biroc “The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn’t have fish for dinner.”
Hagerty brought a couple of black Hemi-powered Chargers for their booth at this year’s Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals near Chicago. That Charger Daytona is one of the most sought-after of all muscle cars.
After two years of research and more than 400 interviews about midlife, former NPR reporter Barb Bradley Hagerty received dozens of insights about how to live well in the middle years. We’ve distilled them here, with a little context. And, by the way, these ideas work well for people on both sides of the midlife divide.