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from the Guardian

Forward to Freedom: South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement historical archive – in pictures

Three decades of activist material from what is one of Great Britain's most intensive international grassroots political organizations is now online.

Here's a set of lesson plans and primary sources documents on Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights Movement. Includes numerous letters and telegrams to sitting presidents.

In the days before alarm clocks, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people. They were known as knocker-uppers. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers windows in Limehouse Fields, London. 1870-1945.

from Washington Post

After the A-bomb: What photographers encountered in Hiroshima

On 6 August the US attacked the Japanese city of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb in a bid to end the second world war. Seventy years after the devastating power of nuclear weapons was first demonstrated, nine states retain them in their arsenals

from Positively Filipino | Online Magazine for Filipinos in the Diaspora

Why Women Rule Pampanga

Nieves Fernandez, a school teacher-turned-Huk commander from Leyte, showing an American soldier how to kill Japanese soldiers with a bolo (Photo by Stanley Troutman courtesy of reddit.com)