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Art and Empathy

Empathy is a term we hear a lot, but what does it mean and how does it work? Looking back through art history, we find many moments when art has allowed us to share in the feelings of others, from … Continue reading

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What does a 1920s BIRTHDAY CAKE taste like?

I make myself a chocolate birthday cake using a 100 year old recipe, and I explore the history of birthday cake and why we put candles on them. Help Support the Channel with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tastinghistory Follow Tasting History with Max … Continue reading

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The Descendants: Photographer Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits of Historically Significant Figures

To prepare for a recent portrait, Shannon LaNier pulled a black coat over his head and wrapped a thick, layered collar around his neck, a costume to match what Thomas Jefferson wore in an iconic 18th-century painting. The Houston news anchor … Continue reading

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Who was Olive Morris? Google Doodle celebrates 68th birthday of co-founder of the British Black Panthers

Adam Maidment 26/06/2020 Google likes to change its logo to acknowledge holidays, events and notable figures on the search engine’s homepage. Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Ella Fitzgerald, and Scottish scientist Mary Somerville have all been immortalised in this way. … Continue reading

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Descend into the Elaborately Decorated Tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI Through This 3D Virtual Tour

A stunning 3D virtual tour from the Egyptian Tourism Authority takes viewers deep into the heavily detailed tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI. Named Tomb KV9, the underground structure has a long corridor leading down to the now-broken sarcophagus, and both … Continue reading

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Hubert Baron Baker 1925 – 1996

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Freedom House Ambulance Service – 99% Invisible

Back in the 1960s and 70s, in the city of Pittsburgh, there was a nickname for guys like John Moon –The Unemployables. This nickname meant that you simply could not get hired, no matter where you went for a job. … Continue reading

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Leona Tate Turns School She Helped Desegregate Into Center for Equality

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on July 6, 2020 “The history of the school desegregation in New Orleans has not been told correctly…it’s time people learned the truth.”   On May 17, 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Imarn takes on racism in the UK | DW Documentary

Activist Imarn Ayton organizes demonstrations with thousands of protesters. So why hasn’t UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rung her up? Her hope is to see the anti-racism protests result in effective policy-making. Boris Johnson has already responded. He has convened … Continue reading

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The most powerful woman you’ve never heard of

Everyone’s heard of Martin Luther King Jr. But do you know the woman Dr. King called “the architect of the civil rights movement,” Septima Clark? The teacher of some of the generation’s most legendary activists — like Rosa Parks, Diane … Continue reading

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