Tag Archive: US history

Discovering Smedley Butler

Posted on January 19, 2022 11:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

by Jonathan M. Katz

I first came across the name Smedley Butler in Haiti, shortly after I’d moved there to be the correspondent for the Associated Press in 2007. He was in a painting of three Marines in old-fashioned khaki … Read the article

Celebrating Black History Month in 2021

Posted on February 1, 2021 12:00 pm Published by

by The History Reader

Black History Month was originally created half a century after the abolition of slavery in order to celebrate the history and the people of Africa that were deemed influential. It was not officially recognized until 1976
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How Norma Became Marilyn

Posted on October 1, 2020 3:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Charles Casillo

In this excerpt from his ground-breaking biography, Charles Casillo explores how the actions of one army photographer sparked the transition of Norma Jeane into Marilyn Monroe.

Monroe photographed arriving at Ciro’s nightclub for a soirée celebrating Louella… Read the article