Episodes Nearest to January 1, 1907 to December 31, 1907: 1 through 25 of 25
- Parents learn their child has died
1907 Hennepin, Minnesota Health Care, Cultural Assimilation, Boarding Schools, Native Americans
In 1907, the parents of a Native American child Lizzie received a heartbreaking letter. The letter was from the superintendent of the Flandreau Boarding School where Lizzie attended. The Superintendent wrote that Lizzie had died from slow tuberculosis days before the letter was written. In the letter he claimed that he had been away at the time of Lizzie’s death, and was unable to write her mother...
- Reconstruction Brings Important Social Changes for Former Slaves
1906 African-Americans, Education, Slavery
The first great expansion in African American higher education came after the Civil War during the Reconstruction era. A photograph taken by the Jefferson Studios of Richmond, Virginia, captured this period of immense social change. The photograph portrayed the graduating class of an unidentified college for African-Americans in Richmond. The class was composed of approximately 50 students, 33 of...
- WilliamHoward Taft Our Foreign Dependencies
September 5, 1908 Bath, Virginia American Intervention, Foreign Dependencies, William Howard Taft, Political Speech, Foreign Politics
The whiny dulcets tones belonging to presidential hopeful William Howard Taft argued his stance on American Imperialism from a recorded speech given on September 05, 1908 in Hot Springs, Virginia. The recording known as, “Our Foreign Dependencies: Porto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines” comes from the Library of Congress National Jukebox. Recorded on a Victor Talking Machine the recording lasted...
- The Ruinous Earthquake
April 21, 1906 Alameda, California Earthquake, Urban Life/Boosterism, Fremont
The great 1906 earthquake turned the thriving city of San Francisco, California, into a sea of flames on the morning of April 18, 1906. However, the earthquake’s effects were more far-reaching than just the city of San Francisco itself. While Oakland was rather fortunate and did not sustain a large amount of damage, in San Jose “few buildings…escaped injury, and the death toll [was] not small.”...
- Narrative of Caroline Woodhams during the 1906 Earthquake
April 18, 1906 to April 20, 1906 San Francisco, California, San Mateo, California San Francisco, Earthquake, Natural Disaster
The Impact and Memories of the
The great earthquake of April 18, 1906, made the San Francisco Bay Area internationally famous in the geological world. It was also the greatest ever observed by man. The San Andreas Fault and Hayward fault were the main sources for the catastrophe (Howard). Many people lost their lives, homes, and loved ones. Victims of the...
- The Effects of a Natural Disaster.
April 18, 1906 San Francisco, California Earthquake, San Francisco
“I was certainly sleeping soundly, when, at 5:13 A.M. I was suddenly and rudely awakened by something falling on me, and the most awful pitching, and rocking, and swaying, and jarring of the whole bed and building” recounted in a letter from, presumably, Mary E. Pease, a nurse who was to live through the catastrophe of the earthquake of 1906 in San Francisco.
She was at the time staying...
- The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
December 6, 1904 Washington City, District Of Columbia Theodore Roosevelt, Monroe Doctrine, Corollary, Roosevelt Corollary, Venezuela Crisis
The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 written to achieve a separation from Europe became a way for the U.S. to refrain from interfering in European matters and to keep Europe from colonizing the Americas any further. In 1895, Secretary of State Richard Olney took the Monroe Doctrine a step further and claimed that the U.S. could in fact interfere in Latin American affairs when necessary. President Theodore...
- Changes to School Regulations in North Carolina
September 8, 1904 Robeson, North Carolina Education Legislation, Education Law, Public Schools, Education
In September of 1904 The Robesonian published a list of suggested rules and regulations from the State Education Department. In the article was a reminder to county superintendents that State Statutes gave them the authority to adopt all or some of the suggested rules at their discretion. The rules and regulations published in The Robesonian in 1904 bear little resemblance...
- Tenement Homework and the Exploitation of Child Labor
1910 New York, New York Child Labor, Urban-Life/Boosterism
The image of a mother, father, and their three young children huddled around a small table in a dimly lit, overcrowded tenement tediously sewing garments into the early hours of the morning is not unique to the photographs captured by Lewis Hine. Hine's work often demonstrated the dignity of the worker, but reflected the purposes of those who hired him. Hines was surrounded by and influenced...
- Seminole Indian churches
1910 Brevard, Florida Church
Edward P. Hooker is the chairman of the State Congregational Association in Florida. He organises the churches help towards the Seminoles. He helps provide for the Seminole Indians educationally and religiously. Edward P. Hooker is a Christian but unlike many white southerners he is open to many other religions and does not force Christianity upon the Indians who get help from his missionaries....
- Advertising Cookbook - Sunkist
1910 Santa Barbara, California Cookbooks, Advertising
During the turn of the 20th century, a curious artifact began to emerge on the publication scene, a document known as an advertising cookbook. These were published by any number of manufactures and were meant to highlight the specific uses of their product in everyday cooking. “Recipes for Dainty Dishes: Culinary, Toilet and Medicinal Hints”, published in 1910 by the California...
- Jane Addams takes a look back at Hull-House, twenty years later.
1910 Cook, Illinois Immigrants, Women, Jane Addams, Hull House, Social Movement, Social Settlement
In Twenty Years at Hull-House, Jane Addams reflected that after twenty years, Hull-House held true to its charter: “To provide a center for the higher civic and social life; to institute and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago.” However, she realized some changes had taken place at Hull-House. ...
- The Brute vs. the Uncle Tom: Fighting for American Respect
July 4, 1910 New York, New York, Washoe, Nevada African American, Sports, Boxing
Two men stand between the ropes among a crowd of blood thirsty white faces. In the United States, a black man physically assaulting a white man would have resulted in a lynching; however, when colorful trunks and padded gloves are added to the skirmish, the event becomes a spectacle.
Late Victorian culture identified the powerful, large male body of the heavyweight prizefighter...
- African-American Pastors Develop the ‘Black Temperance Movement’
August 14, 1910 Jefferson, Alabama Church/Religious-Activity, Temperance Movement, Prohibition, african americans, Race Relations
A flyer stating “Colored Citizens Mass Meeting” describes the movement of African-American pastors to change the view of the “Negro Race.”. The flyer describes the place and time that congregations would meet and the objectives of the meeting. The meeting was called in an attempt to “protest against colored women visiting barrooms and barroom premises [and] also against children visiting...
- A Protest Against the Burning and Lynching of Negros by Booker T. Washington
February 29, 1904 Jefferson, Alabama Booker T. Washington, Lynching
Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and political activist. Although born a slave in 1856, he and his family were later emancipated but still lived in poverty. Determined to get an education, Washington started work at the age of nine to put himself through school. After his extensive education, Washington would later be chosen to be the first head of what is now Tuskegee...
- Induction into Aviation: OrvilleWright’s Telegram Announcement of Successful Air-Flight at Kitty Hawk, NorthCarolina in 1903
December 17, 1903 Dare, North Carolina Transportation/Migration, Kitty Hawk, Wright Brothers
A son’s personal triumph announced in a Western Union telegram to his father marked the successful induction of aviation in America. It exemplified the power-driven zest for new machinery in the early 1900s. “Received by Bishop M. Wright on December 17, 1903, from his son Orville Wright”, the document explained briefly the accomplished experiment conducted by the young pilot. The telegram...
- The Panama Canal Convention
November 18, 1903 Washington City, District Of Columbia Theodore Roosevelt, Panama Canal, Panama Canal Convention, Isthmus of Panama, Philippe BunauVarilla
The United States of America and President Theodore Roosevelt worked for years to gain access and control of a small isthmus in Panama. The isthmus gave the U.S. a strategic advantage over other countries, not just militarily but commercially as well. After long talks and many treaties the Republic of Panama agreed to meet. The United States agreed upon allowing the Republic of Panama to maintain...
- Triangle Factory Fire
March 25, 1911 New York, New York Immigration, historical memory
The immigrant women working in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory called it a "prison." Its safety and working conditions were abysmally low, but these conditions were not unique: New York was an epicenter for industrialization, containing thousands of unsafe factories filled with recent immigrants. In 1909, many factory workers organized a strike to protest unsafe conditions, and most factories met their...
- The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911
March 25, 1911 New York, New York Bureau of Fire Prevention, New York City 1900s
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911
By: Louis Daleandro
Within fifteen minutes, a massive fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City in 1911. Dubbed a model of modern efficiency, the Triangle factory was large in scale as were the specially designed bins that held hundreds of pounds of scrap cotton and tissue paper. The blaze that ensued...
- The Catastrophic Triangle Factory Fire: A Catalyst for Progressive Reform
March 25, 1911 New York, New York Catastrophic event, Labor Reform, Progressive Era
The dreadful sounds of death hit the ground as smoke poured from the ten-story building. William Shepherd, journalist for Milwaukee Journal, describes moment by moment the horrible events he witnessed on that tragic day in Washington Square, New York when fire engulfed the factory of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. It was Saturday, March 25, 1911 just around 4:30 PM, closing time, when fire...
- The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
March 25, 1911 New York, New York factory fire, Triangle Fire
On March 26, 1911, the New York Times reported on a disastrous fire in a Manhattan building. According to the article, the previous day, a fire had broken out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in the Asch Building located near Washington Square in Manhattan. Although the building had been declared fireproof, contents within the buildings 8th, 9th, and 10th...
- Banner Mine Tragedy
April 8, 1911 Jefferson, Alabama banner mine, Convict Labor
On April 8, 1911 the Banner Mine ignited killing 128 convict laborers. The actual cause of death was attributed to blackdamp asphyxiation. Blackdamp is a mixture of unbreathable poisonous gases which displaces oxygen. "Clark McCormick, accompanied by former miner J.R. Baird, went into the mine. Their first discovery was less than reassuring. Not far from the mine entrance...
- The history of African Americans in film
1903 Los Angeles, California Black History, Black Theater, Black film
On July 26, 1971, Time Magazine produced an article stating, “people are running to the theaters to see the new black heroes.” Never before had blacks been seen in this kind of action, however it was not always like that.
In 1903, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, starred the first black actor to ever appear on screen. During that era African American roles were very limited to playing the...
- Middle-Class Blacks on Lynching
August 31, 1911 New Hanover, North Carolina middle-class, Lynching, african americans
“The key to success for our race depends not on uprising and quarrels, but on the obedience to law and order.” Doctor W.M. Alexander echoed these words throughout a congregation of 500 prominent African American men at a conference in Wilmington. During the discussions on lynching and the crime rate among African Americans, Alexander argued to his constituents that submission to law was the...
- Lumbee Education in Segregated North Carolina
September 5, 1911 Robeson, North Carolina Normal school, Lumbee, Segregation, Indians
“The State is in earnest in her effort to educate all of her children” declared H. L. Edens on September 5, 1911. The remark was made in an announcement that declared the Indian Normal School of Robeson County, which would later become the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, had been accepted “as a State institution.”
In a time in which the South was entrenched deeply in the...