did you kno that 10 million pounds of maple syrup was stolen from quebec
10 million pounds
1/3 of the government’s reserve
like. how do you even steal 10 million pounds of maple syrup. where do you hide it. what would you even do with it
why does the canadian government have a maple syrup reserve
Here’s some excellent archival research by NPR’s Code Switch team (with help from NPR librarian Katie Daugert on blacks passing as East Indian or using “exotica” to navigate the Jim Crow South. This perspective complicates the conversations trending on the Internet about cultural appropriation.
"I was Jim Crowed here, Jim Crowed there, Jim Crowed all over the place. And I didn’t like being Jim Crowed." —- Jesse Routté, who pulled off what historian Paul Kramer calls the “turban trick.”
At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.
Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women’s lives in the United States, and around the world. Brush up on your birth control history, and see just how far we’ve come in 100 years.
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A procession in honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Valletta, Malta.
NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN. 1973. The Turkmen master falconer Djoura Eshan on horseback hunting with his hunting falcon near the village of Taouz Bulak.
Photograph by Roland and Sabrina Michaud.