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Open Thread 69

November 25, 2010

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  1. November 25, 2010 4:55 pm

    OMG, my 11 year old daughter taught me how to do screen shots. I thought I needed a special software or something.

  2. November 25, 2010 5:15 pm

    Could someone tell me what is the title of the relationship of my nephew’s daughter to me?

  3. November 25, 2010 5:40 pm

    I’ve always wondered how to do screen shots as well! And still can’t figure out how to embed a video in a post. I love your daughter.

    I think your nephew’s daughter would be your grand-niece? You’re his aunt, so you’re her great aunt I think?

  4. Mary Sunshine permalink
    November 25, 2010 7:21 pm

    I think what Joan says is correct.

  5. November 25, 2010 9:38 pm

    It sounds so grand.

  6. November 26, 2010 1:21 am

    That is a beautiful picture. The turkey looks like a papery work of art.

    • November 26, 2010 1:52 am

      I found it in Google images and then adjusted the colors. The colors have to be right or it feels wrong for our blog. This particular turkey is a Royal Palm. During my search, I learned about Royal Palm and White Holland Turkeys. See what happens when you are so organized that all of dinner is cooked the night before. You end up looking at different breeds of turkeys on google images.

  7. November 28, 2010 8:42 am

    I hope everyone’s weekend has been as relaxing and as enlightening as mine. I’m going to visit the Womyn’s Liberation Museum in Amsterdam today 🙂

    One can’t help but see some strong irony in a country that has legalised pay-per-rape and yet has a W.L museum.

    • November 28, 2010 8:43 am

      Or should I say staunch contradiction?

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      November 28, 2010 11:55 am

      At least they *have* a Women’s Liberation Museum. Huzzah!

      😀

  8. Mary Sunshine permalink
    November 28, 2010 8:03 pm

    From this morning’s NYT:

    Margaret T. Burroughs, Archivist of Black History, Dies at 95

    By William Grimes,
    New York Times

    Margaret T. Burroughs, a founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, one of the first museums devoted to black history and culture in the United States, died on Sunday in Chicago. She was 95.

    Her death was confirmed by her grandson Eric Toller.

    Mrs. Burroughs, an artist and high school teacher, shared with her husband, Charles, an interest in history and a desire to celebrate the achievements of black Americans. In 1961, using their own collection of art and artifacts, Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs established a small museum in three rooms on the first floor of a large house they had recently bought on South Michigan Avenue. Originally called the Ebony Museum of Negro History and Art, it was renamed in 1968 to honor Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the black settler considered the first permanent citizen of what would become the city of Chicago.

    In the early 1970s the museum moved to its present location in a city-owned building in Washington Park, just west of the University of Chicago. Its holdings of artworks, artifacts and documents include memorabilia of the poet Langston Hughes and the sociologist and historian W.E.B. DuBois, the boxing gloves that Joe Louis wore when he won the Golden Gloves competition in 1934, and the jacket that Paul Robeson wore when performing before black troops during World War II.

    “A lot of black museums have opened up, but we’re the only one that grew out of the indigenous black community,” Mrs. Burroughs told Black Enterprise magazine in 1980. “We weren’t started by anybody downtown; we were started by ordinary folks.”

    Margaret Taylor was born on Nov. 1, 1915, in St. Rose, La., and moved with her family to Chicago when she was a child.

    She was a member of the Arts Craft Guild, a group of black artists who lived on the South Side, and she later helped found the South Side Community Art Center, whose members included Archibald Motley Jr., Marion Perkins and Margaret Danner.

    In 1939 she married Bernard Goss, an artist and fellow member of the Arts Craft Guild. The marriage ended in divorce, and in 1949 she married Charles Burroughs, who died in 1994. She is survived by a son, Paul, and four grandchildren.

    After earning a teaching certificate from Chicago Normal College (now Chicago State University) in 1937, she studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1944 and a master’s degree in art education in 1948. She later attended the Esmeralda Art School in Mexico City.

    Mrs. Burroughs taught for more than 20 years at DuSable High School on the South Side. From 1968 to 1979 she was a professor of humanities at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. She stepped down as president of the DuSable Museum in 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington appointed her a commissioner of the Chicago Park District.

    In a statement after her death, President Obama, who began his political career in Chicago, paid tribute to Mrs. Burroughs’s “contributions to American culture” and her “commitment to underserved communities through her children’s books, art workshops and community centers that both inspired and educated young people about African-American culture.”

    The story, with picture, is here:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/arts/28burroughs.html?hpw

    • November 29, 2010 10:51 am

      Okay so you’ve made me want to travel to Chicago next, now.

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