Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960
"That first day, Bridges and her adult companions spent the entire day in the principal’s office; the chaos of the school prevented their moving to the classroom until the second day. Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her; because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, only allowed Ruby to eat food that she brought from home.
Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges Hall has said “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.” At her mother’s suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.”
This girl was six years old when she went through this.
[Edit: If you’re one of the many who asked where the numbers come from.]
Secretary Kerry takes a selfie with Indonesian students attending his climate change speech in Jakarta, Indonesia today. In his speech, he asked citizens around the world to speak out and #ActOnClimate.
Korean designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon have developed an invisible umbrella that will keep you dry by repelling rain. Consisting of a simple plastic stick that creates an artificial wind at the top, the ‘umbrella’ deflects raindrops before they hit you by sucking in air at the bottom. The intensity of this wind-shield can be varied depending on weather condition and number of people sharing the device—the length of the stick is also adjustable.
so it’s basically a force field
Science is amazing
So necessary in Manhattan!
Capitalism is weird
Making cycling safer I am glad someone has invented this.
This is fucking awesome.
hey guys this is really super important for bikers (some of which are my dad and uncle, both of whom tell me about how few fucks drivers give for bikers. one went out of its way to hit my uncle) and they have a kickstarter!! it’s in the article in the link above again this is so super important