September 11, 2001 Memorial collage Hilary North, Memorial collage/mat board of a survivor’s efforts to find finds, 2001. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Hilary North, 2003.72. On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial US airplanes were hijacked in flight. The 19 hijackers, later identified as members of the terrorist group al Qaeda, were on a suicide mission. They flew two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, just as people were starting their work day. The north tower was hit at 8:46 a.m. The second plane hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m. At 9:37 a.m., the third plane hit the Pentagon, headquarters of the US Department of Defense, located just outside Washington, DC. At
Women's Rights are Human Rights Hillary Clinton at the United Nations Conference on Women Sharon Farmer, Photograph of First Lady Hillary Clinton at the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China, September 5, 1995. National Archives. Document Text Summary FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTONREMARKS FOR THE UNITED NATIONS FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN BEIJING, CHINA SEPTEMBER 5, 1995 Mrs. Mongella, Distinguished delegates and guests, I would like to thank the Secretary General of the United Nations for inviting me to be part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. This is truly a celebration -- a celebration of the contributions women make in every aspect of life: in the home, on the job, in their communities, as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, learners, workers, citizens
Life Story: Barbara Lee Barbara Lee Representative Barbara Lee, (D-CA). Courtesy of the House of Representatives, US Congress. Barbara Jean Tutt was born on July 16, 1946, in El Paso, Texas. When her mother, Adaire, gave birth to Barbara, the segregated hospital refused to assist her. They left Adaire in a hallway, and the complicated delivery left Barbara with a scar above her eye. Barbara’s father was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. military and a veteran of two wars. The family moved frequently for his job. The Tutts often faced racial discrimination in the segregated South. Barbara remembers being turned away from movie theaters and restaurants because she was Black. The family moved to San Fernando, California in 1960 for her father’s work. Barbara wanted to
Two foreign visitors capture the spirit and culture of the new nation.
Making Treaties The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and certain official papers and correspondence Excerpts from Rufus Putnam, The Memoirs of Rufus Putnam and certain official papers and correspondence (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1903). University of California Libraries, Archive.org. Document Text Summary A Queen of the Weaughtenows rose, and shaking hands with General Putnam, apologized for her Sons’ not being here; saying: A Queen of the Weaughtenows stood up and shook hands with General Putnam. She apologized that her sons were not there and said: They are wicked when they are drunk—They have done a great deal of Mischief—Yet she should say something for them. Their Older Brothers (meaning the Miamis & Indians) spurr’d them to do mischief—They were not therefore altogether to blame. They behave badly
The speech of a Filipina activist who fought against American imperialism.
The story of an Indigenous reindeer herd owner who became the wealthiest woman in Alaska.
The story of a Latina author who used her work to critique the American treatment of Mexican people.
The story of the last ruler of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, who fought for her p