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March with Martin Luther King for Justice and Jobs

Wed, 2018-03-21 23:07

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Community on the Move for Equality invite you to March for Justice and Jobs (detail)
In his final campaign before his death, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. lent his support to a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. This flyer was distributed to sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, asking them to "March for Justice and Jobs" on March 22, 1968. Included are directions for the route to be followed and instructions to the marchers to use "soul-force which is peaceful, loving, courageous, yet militant."
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Photograph of Lt. Henry O. Flipper

Tue, 2018-03-20 23:26

Photograph of Lt. Henry O. Flipper (detail)
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point's first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.
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USS <em>Langley</em> &mdash; First Aircraft Carrier

Mon, 2018-03-19 23:35

Langley (CV1), formerly the Jupiter. Aerial, bow on, plane on deck, 08/03/1923 (detail)" />
Recommissioned on March 20, 1922, the USS Langley was the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier.
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&quot;Recruiting in the New York City Hall Park&quot

Sun, 2018-03-18 23:54

"Recruiting in the New York City Hall Park in 1864." (detail)
Recruiting in the New York City Hall Park in 1864. Illustration from a sketch by George Law, published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 19, 1864.
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&quot;Act to provide a Naval Armament&quot;

Sat, 2018-03-17 23:41

Senate Draft of an "Act to provide a Naval Armament" March 18, 1794 (detail)
In March of 1794, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the "Act to provide a Naval Armament." It authorized the President to acquire six frigates, four of 44 guns each and two of 36 guns each, by purchase or otherwise. In addition, it specified how many crew members would be necessary and what their pay and daily rations would be.
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St. Patrick's Day Order &mdash; a Holiday for the Troops

Fri, 2018-03-16 23:07

George Washington's General Order of March 16, 1780 (detail)
Issued March 16, 1780, this General Order by George Washington's grants Saint Patrick's Day, March 17th as a holiday to the troops.
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&quot;The Double Pike&quot;

Thu, 2018-03-15 23:07

"The Double Pike" By Owen G. Warren, March 16, 1865 (detail)
Dated March 16, 1865, Owen G. Warren of New York City sent this sketch for an attack-defense weapon to the U.S. Army’s Office of Ordnance. Warren’s invention was a shovel with a detachable scoop. The handle could convert into a double pointed pike to be used for attack. The scoop part of the shovel could be attached to a soldier’s vest as a protective breast plate. Warren wrote, "In strong hands it more than matches the bayonet." His idea was not implemented.
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