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‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn | The New York Times

‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn | The New York Times | Amériques | Scoop.it


Donald Bogle’s seminal history of African-Americans in film, “Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks,” starts like this: “In the beginning, there was an Uncle Tom. A former mechanic photographed him in a motion picture that ran no longer than 12 minutes. And a new dimension was added to American movies. . .

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Pieces of a small medicine jar may be linked to Lost Colony | Archaeology News Network

Pieces of a small medicine jar may be linked to Lost Colony | Archaeology News Network | Amériques | Scoop.it

Two quarter-size fragments, colored blue, white and brown, were discovered buried in the soil near an earthen mound believed to have been a 16th century fort, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
"It was an exciting find," said Eric Deetz, an archaeologist with the First Colony Foundation who was part of the dig earlier this month. "That pottery had something to do with the Elizabethan presence on that island...

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The true story of a travelling 'freak show' and its star attraction | ABC (Australie)

The true story of a travelling 'freak show' and its star attraction | ABC (Australie) | Amériques | Scoop.it

A Perfect Specimen tells the true story of Julia Pastrana, a 'bearded woman' who toured North America and Europe in the 1850s.
Born with a condition known as hypertrichosis, Julia Pastrana's face and body were covered with straight black...[AUDIO]

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Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89 | KAIT8

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89 | KAIT8 | Amériques | Scoop.it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He was 89.
Stanley died at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia, because of difficulties from skin cancer, publicist Kirt Webster said...

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Hake's pop culture auction offers rare political memorabilia, elusive toy robots, 3,000+ comic books and more | Art Daily

Hake's pop culture auction offers rare political memorabilia, elusive toy robots, 3,000+ comic books and more | Art Daily | Amériques | Scoop.it

Hake’s Americana has had its finger on the pulse of pop culture since 1967, when it innovatively merged the auction format with nostalgic and historically important memorabilia. For nearly half a century, the Hake’s team has continuously monitored the market and brought the best of pop-culture collectibles to buyers through their online, phone and absentee sales. Their ability to access top-notch consignments from long-held private collections comes into focus once again in Hake’s Auction #218, which closes for bidding...

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In a New Comic, a Transgender Superhero Hides 2 Identities | The New York Times

In a New Comic, a Transgender Superhero Hides 2 Identities | The New York Times | Amériques | Scoop.it

Chalice, a rare transgender superhero, stars in Alters, a new comic book series about people whose anomalies empower them as heroes and villains...

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The Museum of the City of New York to Examine a Gay Underground | The New York Times

The Museum of the City of New York to Examine a Gay Underground | The New York Times | Amériques | Scoop.it

The Museum of the City of New York could not have predicted how timely it would be to mount an exhibition exploring how creativity became both an outlet and a refuge for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists in New York...

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DNA analysis rewrites the story of thinhorn sheep during the last Ice Age | Archaeology News Network

DNA analysis rewrites the story of thinhorn sheep during the last Ice Age | Archaeology News Network | Amériques | Scoop.it

Evolutionary biologists studying the lineages of thinhorn sheep have found evidence suggesting that the species diverged hundreds of thousands of years earlier than previously thought...

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How Native American agriculture spread bees in Pre-Columbian North America | Archaeology News Network

How Native American agriculture spread bees in Pre-Columbian North America | Archaeology News Network | Amériques | Scoop.it

Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species...

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The Revolutionary War Patriot Who Carried This Gunpowder Horn Was Fighting for Freedom—Just Not His Own | Smithsonian

The Revolutionary War Patriot Who Carried This Gunpowder Horn Was Fighting for Freedom—Just Not His Own | Smithsonian | Amériques | Scoop.it

Perhaps nothing demonstrates the American story more provocatively than an artifact that belonged to an African-American soldier, fighting during the Revolutionary War for the independence of the United States, even as his own freedom remained in question...

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Faire de son pays le plus sophistiqué du monde | Le Devoir

Faire de son pays le plus sophistiqué du monde | Le Devoir | Amériques | Scoop.it

Pendant que Québec fait des consultations pour dépoussiérer sa politique culturelle, Ottawa cogite pour faire entrer la sienne dans le numérique. Le Devoir a voulu aller au-delà de ces réflexions balisées pour dessiner les contours d’une politique culturelle idéale. Dix personnalités se sont prêtées au jeu. Au tour de l’homme de théâtre Michel Marc Bouchard de partager ses réflexions...

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The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil | BBC

The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil | BBC | Amériques | Scoop.it

Brazil last year registered more killings of land and environmental defenders than in any previous year.
Indigenous tribes are often on the front line, confronting illegal loggers and miners who want their share of the Amazon's resources...[VIDEO]

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The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil | BBC

The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil | BBC | Amériques | Scoop.it

Mairusa Ka'apor, a leader in the small Brazilian village of Giurupina, tells the BBC how the Ka'apor tribe lives - and talks about the fight to protect the forest...

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Encuentran una doncella mapuche de 900 años de antigüedad en la Patagonia | RedHistoria

Encuentran una doncella mapuche de 900 años de antigüedad en la Patagonia | RedHistoria | Amériques | Scoop.it
Un equipo de arqueólogos ha hallado un enterramiento tribal en la zona que abarca desde Hua Hum hasta Chapelco Chico, en ejido municipal de San Martín de los Andes (Argentina), al que han bautizado como “La doncella de los Siete Manzanos“,...
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Exhibition highlights Newark Museum's collection of African-American art | Art Daily

Exhibition highlights Newark Museum's collection of African-American art | Art Daily | Amériques | Scoop.it

Building on the Museum’s historic role as a leader in collecting and exhibiting African-American art, a new exhibition at the Newark Museum will present a distinguished group of works by leading modern and contemporary artists...

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See Nine Amazing Treasures from the Revolutionary War | National Geographic

See Nine Amazing Treasures from the Revolutionary War | National Geographic | Amériques | Scoop.it

Enjoy a sneak peek at unusual and iconic artifacts from the Museum of the American Revolution, which opens April 2017...

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À la conquête de nouveaux publics | Le Devoir

À la conquête de nouveaux publics | Le Devoir | Amériques | Scoop.it

Pendant que Québec fait des consultations pour dépoussiérer sa politique culturelle, Ottawa cogite pour faire entrer la sienne dans le numérique. Le Devoir a voulu aller au-delà de ces réflexions balisées pour dessiner les contours d’une politique culturelle idéale. Dix personnalités se sont prêtées au jeu. On se tourne cette fois du côté du milieu des affaires, avec Sébastien Barangé...

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Exhibition of photographs from 1933 to 2007 captures the tumultuous changes in Cuba's iconography and culture | Art Daily

Exhibition of photographs from 1933 to 2007 captures the tumultuous changes in Cuba's iconography and culture | Art Daily | Amériques | Scoop.it

Throckmorton Fine Art has announced a special show of more than fifty vintage photographic images of Cuba created over a seven decade period beginning in the 1930s by renowned artists, staged at its New York gallery from June 16 – September 17, 2016...

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A New Museum Is Bringing Relics of the Revolutionary War Into Public View for the First Time in Decades | Smithsonian

A New Museum Is Bringing Relics of the Revolutionary War Into Public View for the First Time in Decades | Smithsonian | Amériques | Scoop.it

Scheduled to open next year in Philadelphia, the museum will immerse visitors into the time when the American colonies became the United States...

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Is Gone With the Wind's nostalgia for slavery acceptable? | The Guardian

Is Gone With the Wind's nostalgia for slavery acceptable? | The Guardian | Amériques | Scoop.it

Eighty years old this month, Margaret Mitchell’s novel continues to charm readers, but is it also seducing them into bigotry?...

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How First Nations Became a Prop for White Activists | The Walrus (Canada)

How First Nations Became a Prop for White Activists | The Walrus (Canada) | Amériques | Scoop.it

The modern myth of the “Magical Aboriginal” is distorting our national conversation...

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America’s Long, Nasty History of Politicians Stoking Class Tensions for Personal Gain | Slate

America’s Long, Nasty History of Politicians Stoking Class Tensions for Personal Gain | Slate | Amériques | Scoop.it

In one of the iconic images of the Civil Rights movement, Elizabeth Eckford, a 15-year-old black student, was photographed trying to enter Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the 1957 court-ordered desegregation of the school. Eckford looks dignified and serious. Behind her stands a snarling white girl, described by Nancy Isenberg in her...

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Exploran casas de los primeros agricultores del desierto de Sonora (México) | Terra Antiquae

Exploran casas de los primeros agricultores del desierto de Sonora (México) | Terra Antiquae | Amériques | Scoop.it

Mediante el uso de georradar, arqueólogos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) y la Universidad de Arizona lograron ganar tiempo al desgaste geológico y por primera vez exploraron una frágil e intacta estructura arquitectónica de los antiguos agricultores del desierto de Sonora, en el sitio La Playa, ubicado en un valle aluvial del municipio de Trincheras, donde desde hace 25 años se realiza la investigación contra viento y agua, y enfrenta una paradoja: la erosión destruye los vestigios pero también los descubre...

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Why Jorge Luis Borges matters 30 years after his death | BBC

Why Jorge Luis Borges matters 30 years after his death | BBC | Amériques | Scoop.it

They say he was one of the best writers of the last century but Jorge Luis Borges never won the Nobel prize for literature.
He was famous for mixing the real and the fantastic but do the Argentinian's works stand the test of time?...

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Nearly 400 baseball cards on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Art Daily

Nearly 400 baseball cards on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Art Daily | Amériques | Scoop.it

Since the mid-19th century, when the New York Knickerbockers played the first organized baseball games using modern-day rules, New York has been home to some of the sport’s most successful and beloved teams. On view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, 1887–1977 includes nearly 400 baseball cards featuring players from numerous teams, from the New York Metropolitans and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to the Giants, Dodgers, Yankees, and Mets. All of the cards are from the collection of The Met; many are on display for the first time...

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Vox Sambou: un artiste, un quartier, une planète | Le Devoir

Vox Sambou: un artiste, un quartier, une planète | Le Devoir | Amériques | Scoop.it

Depuis plus d’une décennie, Vox Sambou est directeur de la Maison des jeunes de Côte-des-Neiges et il s’y consacre avec passion. Mais lorsqu’arrivent la fin de semaine et l’été, on le retrouve sur les scènes avec Nomadic Massive, le collectif de hip-hop nomade qu’il a cofondé, ou avec ses propres musiciens dans le groupe qui porte son nom. Des points communs entre les trois projets : l’engagement au service du combat contre les...

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