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Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1964 voided all discriminatory laws (de jure segregation) in the public arena. It went a step further than each of its predecessors of 1866, 1871, 1875, 1957 and 1960 by outlawing racial segregation in schools, the workplace and other public spaces. Considered the most important act in its lineage, ponder for a moment the fact that America, land of the free, required at least five more acts of congress to even begin moving toward equality for all.
For those keeping score at home, there was the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Civil Rights bills passed in 1968 (Fair Housing), 1987 (featuring an override of President Reagan’s veto), 1990 (job discrimination), and 1991 (right to trial by jury in discrimination cases).
It’s important to remember and celebrate this important legislation. But equally important is to remember the struggle that led to it, the people behind the scenes, and what came after. To commemorate this anniversary, Joe Tropea, the Curator of Films & Photographs, and Digital Projects Coordinator at the Maryland Historical Society, selected photographs from three MdHS collections (Paul Henderson, Richard Childress, and Theodore McKeldin) that highlight the struggle, high and low points, and remind us of what it means to be human.
2014 FIFA World Cup: Switzerland defeated Ecuador, France shut out Honduras, and Argentina defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina
Switzerland defeated Ecuador 2-1, France shut out Honduras 3-0, and Argentina defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 in Day 4 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
This season’s resort and summer collections offer plenty of color, flowing fabric and an overall feeling of escapism. In other words, they are perfect for your next getaway. – By John-John Williams IV, photos by Lloyd Fox
The underwater fashion photos featured in the May 2014 Sun Magazine (available May 18) were taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox in a pool at the home of Mary Kay and Chuck Nabit. Styling was provided by Sun reporter John-John Williams IV, and the art director for the shoot was Sun design editor Leeann Adams. Lloyd, John-John and Leeann answered some questions about the unique underwater photo shoot.
A Maryland man argues that a quad photograph from the 1800s shows a crowd awaiting a hearse carrying President Abraham Lincoln’s body in front of Grace Episcopal Church in New York on April 24 or 25, 1865. The National Archives has had this photo, made using a four-lens camera on a large glass plate negative, for several decades, but it lacks detailed caption information identifying the scene.
Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, says search planes are investigating potential debris. The objects are about 2,500 km southwest of Perth. A Norwegian merchant vessel has arrived in the search area to assist in the search.
Children in grades 1-8 read to the cats as a way to improve their reading skills and gain confidence, A flock of migrating starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep, and two albino alligators, the result of a captive breeding program which protect endangered species.