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A woman who came to symbolize the horrors of the Vietnam War is being honoured today on the 40th anniversary of the photo that made her famous.Kim Phuc Phan Thi was only a child when she was photographed fleeing a napalm strike on her village in South Vietnam on June 8, 1972.The image of her running naked down a road captured worldwide attention and later won a Pulitzer Prize.She now lives in the Toronto area and is set to spend today's milestone looking back at how the iconic photo ch

1972 World Press Photo of the Year Photographer: Nick Ut Phan Thi Kim Phuc (center) flees with other children after South Vietnamese planes mistakenly dropped napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. Date: Country: Vietnam Place: Trang Bang

Chapter IX passage: After losing her sight and hearing as a small child, Helen Keller was taught how to sign letters by her teacher, Anne Sullivan. It opened a new world for Helen, and she loved learning about the world she could neither hear nor see. In this passage from her autobiography published in 1903, Helen leaves her home in Alabama to attend the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston. After reading the selection, students will answer questions on the main idea and character…

Helen Goes to School - Free, printable reading passage with questions!

From the era of Free Love to the era of Vietnam, the 1960s were an era of turmoil -- a fascinating look at the most iconic photos of the 1960s!

The 10 Most Iconic Photos Of The 1960s

Eddie Adams Saigon Execution (General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon) February 1968 Silver gelatin photograph

THE COUPLE WHO INSPIRED 'SHREK,' MAURICE TILLET AND DORIAN LEIGH (1945) - 21 Rarely Seen Historical Photos of Famous People

Shrek inspiration for. Maurice Tillet & Dorian Leigh Date Maurice Tillet, a Russian-born French professional wrestler & Dorian Leigh. According to some, he was the inspiration for Shrek.

Presidents of the United States of America. To quote the movie "American President" the presidency has everything to do with character. There are some real characters here.

Home is where your own president doesnt *&^% you over when you are innocent. The Presidents of the United States of America. Reminds me of grade when I had to memorize all of them to pass history class.

Boston in the late 60s/early 70s was hit with a civil rights law suit requiring them to alleviate segregation in the school system by busing students to different schools around the city, with a huge negative reaction from white students & families.   At the end of a march led by white students from Charelestown High School to City Hall, a black lawyer going to city hall on unrelated business was attacked by the students when they saw him. A student carrying an American flag used it as a…

Pulitzer prize, Joseph Rakes attacks lawyer and activist Theodore Landsmark with the American flag, Stanley Forman, 1976

T. Smith & J. Carlos | Mexico City Olympics 1968 | Black...

1968 Olympics: Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics while Silver medalist Peter Norman (left) wears an OPHR badge to show his support for the two Americans

Un soldato americano culla un cane mentre è sotto assedio a Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968. Foto di Larry Burrows.

Un soldato americano culla un cane mentre è sotto assedio a Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968. Foto di Larry Burrows.

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane at Cooper Medical College, Stanford University

Vintage medical photo with Vincenz Czerny and Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center.


Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

U.S. New Jersey, 1905

World's Famous Cities in the Past

Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.  During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2.

Such retaliation only perpetuates evil. Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.

Full of Grace and Truth: Selected hymns to St. Theodore the Great Martyr, Stratelates

Theodoros Stratilatis (What was his social status/occupation? Is "Stratilatis" a familly name or a title?