Players celebrate their most defining moment in the World Cup – scoring a goal.
The Baltimore Sun
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.
Mary L. Martin Postcards — the “world’s largest” postcard collection — fills the back of a Havre de Grace shop and an additional 10,000-square-foot warehouse a few miles north on U.S. 40 in Perryville.
The exact number of cards in the collection is secret, Martin says, but it’s more than a million. And, within that million there are several vintage postcards from tourist spots across U.S. 40.
Browse some vintage postcards of past hotels, restaurants and attractions on U.S. Route 40 in Maryland here.
The first round of a World Cup is a lot like a circus: There are clowns and high-wire acts, wild animals and magicians. And with 48 games in 14 days, it’s hard to watch everything.
Brazil defeated Chile in the first match of the Round of 16 in a nail-biting penalty shootout. Colombia followed by defeating Uruguay 2-0, giving the country their first trip to the quarter finals.
Jeannie Walden has been performing all of her life. At least since age 4, when she stood on the counter doing an impression of Mae West at a Piggly Wiggly store in her hometown of Lenoir NC, she has held many roles. From “Showboat” to Shakespeare, Jeannie Walden has a rich theatrical history.
The day in photos around the world.
For about six decades Hellenikon was Athens’ only airport, but it closed down in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games. After languishing for years as a wasteland of crumbling terminals, Hellenikon is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort. Lamda Development, controlled by Greece’s powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March.
Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, to advance to the Round of 16, and Costa Rica and England played to a 0-0 draw in World Cup action Tuesday.
Spain defeated Australia, 3-0, Netherlands topped Chile, 2-0, Brazil beat Cameroon, 4-1, and Mexico bested Croatia, 3-1, in World Cup action Monday.