A member of the Workers Viewpoint Organization, which became the Community Workers Party, kneels beside dead friend after shooting by Klansmen and American Nazi Party members. Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. November 3, 1979
“USS North Carolina (BB-55) Underway at sea during the Gilberts Operation, circa November 1943. The ship is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 18D. See Measures 31-32-33 Designs for Battleships for information on this camouflage design.”
Once an endangered species, the American alligator– like this one in the Ocala National Forest– now lives in freshwater swamps, marshes, and rivers across much of the southern United States, from North Carolina to Texas. While submerged underwater, the alligator’s ear and nostril flaps close and they activate a specialized third eyelid, known as a nictitating membrane, to safeguard their eyes. With 74 to 80 conical teeth at the ready, the reptiles are able to take on any aquatic prey that comes their way. Younger alligators generally start by feeding on shrimp and insects, but move on to snakes, frogs, fish, and mammals as they mature.
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First Language - The Race to Save Cherokee chronicles the efforts of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to preserve and revitalize the Cherokee Language. The native languages of North American indigenous peoples are a vessel of subtle knowledge, folkways, and psychology at the heart of Native identity. Most indigenous languages of North America are critically endangered and many are already extinct. Cherokee is an Iroquoian language with an estimated 12,000 speakers living mainly in Oklahoma and North Carolina.
First Language is a production of the The Language and Life Project at NC State University, produced by Danica Cullinan, Neal Hutcheson, and Walt Wolfram. The film is made available in celebration of Native American Heritage month and will remain online for high-definition, ad-free viewing. The Language and Life Project is a non-profit, public education initiative founded by Walt Wolfram in the 1990s, with an ongoing mission to celebrate and promote an understanding of linguistic and cultural diversity.