“Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death.”
— Otto von Bismarck (via moralanarchism)

(via thewaterwillcome)

The last public execution ever held in the United States was the hanging of Rainey Bethea in Kentucky, 1936 (via reddit with background from NPR)

Civil War Veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat


via NAACP on Facebook:

Are you ready for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this Saturday? Make sure you tell us you’re coming here: http://www.naacp.org/march.

In 1963, A. Philip Randolph, was one of the leaders of the march. The civil rights titan, organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters—the first predominately black labor union.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)