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Chicago, Target, and Tumblr: Gzey hound saundering: yesterdaysprint: Chicago Tribune, Illinois, March 22, 1910 this is entirely accurate actually

saundering: yesterdaysprint: Chicago Tribune, Illinois, March 22, 1910 this is entirely accurate actually

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Chicago, Clothes, and Fresh: THIS CANDLE COMPANY HAS A SCENT THAT SMELLS LIKE YOUR STATE ERIN GALLAGHER November 13, 2016 88k f Share Tweet SHARES ES TU DI homesick homesick SOUTH CAROLI SOUTH CAROLINA heyheyitsjuju: musicalhell: spottytonguedog: pinchtheprincess: copperbadge: memprime: podcasts-8-my-heart: talkingcinemalight: peppylilspitfuck: icykitty: strawberry-jambouree: cherrymilkshake: milkydolenz: fscottfitzgerld: 1977punk: i was gonna make a joke about how the massachusetts candle probably smells like a drug deal in the dunkin donuts parking lot but then i checked and it legitimately smells like dunkin coffee i’m done  and i was going to make a joke about how the illinois candle just smells like cornfields and wheat fields but then i too checked and it literally does me: what does the maine one smell like… snow? lighthouses? website: fresh Maine blueberries, me, looking down at my clothes stained beyond recognition from hours spent blueberry raking: *whispers* of course…… Maryland smells like old bay and salt This is accurate The website is https://homesickcandles.com checked arizona just for shits and giggles and it smells like SAND goodnight Washington is Cherries, coffee, and rain. Accurate. You have no idea how pleased I was to see that there are two California candles. One for North and one for South. Oh and they seem to also have special ones for Los Angeles and San Francisco! That’s about right for Indiana. @copperbadge There is an Illinois candle AND a Chicago candle! I appreciate that the Chicago candle smells like the chocolate factory that makes downtown smell like chocolate sometimes, but let’s be real, it should smell like pee and corruption.  Does Iowa smell like corn and soybeans, or hogs? Because I can tell you what I’m NOT buying, if it’s the latter. And as always they’ve forgotten there’s a whole state north of NYC.  The Denver candle smells like fresh hemp, because of course it does. …of course it does, I can smell it now Ah Vermont smells like maple and trees what a fucking surprise
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Facebook, News, and Photobomb: catsbeaversandducks: An Illinois couple recently tied the knot, but not before their Labrador Retriever, Boone, was able to pull off a legendary photobomb.Via NEWS CENTER Maine

catsbeaversandducks: An Illinois couple recently tied the knot, but not before their Labrador Retriever, Boone, was able to pull off a lege...

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Chicago, Crime, and Life: At age 18, Willie Reed risked his life to appear as a surprise witness in the Emmett Till Murder Trial theblaquelioness @theblaquelioness Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the history of the Jim Crow South. Mr. Reed saw him only once — on Aug. 28, 1955, during the last hours of Till’s life — in the back of a green and white Chevrolet pickup truck. Mr. Reed, a sharecropper, risked his life at 18 to appear as a surprise witness in the prosecution of the white men accused of the crime. He became the momentary hero of the Till trial, an event that helped spur the civil rights movement. Mr. Reed passed away in 2013 at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He was 76, and he had lived in Chicago under a different name — first in secrecy and later in relative obscurity — since fleeing Mississippi for his safety over 65 years ago. For decades, he had worked as a hospital orderly. Mr. Reed knew speaking out against the defendants in the case would make him, too, a target for lynching. But he “couldn’t have walked away,” he said years later. “Emmett was 14,” Mr. Reed told the CBS News show “60 Minutes,” “and they killed him. I mean, that’s not right. . . . I knew that I couldn’t say no. Via: washingtonpost.com WillieReed EmmettTill theblaquelioness

Willie Reed did not know Emmett Till, the young man whose murder in the Mississippi Delta became one of the most infamous lynchings in the h...

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Anaconda, At-St, and Chicago: Clara Belle Williams, the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many or her professors would not allow her inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway; she was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma. She became a great teacher, of black students by day, and by night she taught their parents (former slaves) home economics. she lived past 100, after her death, NMSU renamed the English Department building after her. Clara Belle Williams was born in Texas in 1885. She was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Prairie New Normal and Independent College, now (Prairie View A & M University) in 1908. Williams enrolled at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in the fall of 1928, after taking some courses at the University of Chicago. While she worked as a teacher at Booker T. Washington School in Las Cruces, she also took college courses during the summer. Most of Williams professors did not allow her inside the classroom because she was Black. But that didn’t stop Clara. She had to take notes from the hallway–standing up! That’s right, she wasn’t even given a chair to sit in many of those classes. She was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma because of the segregation laws. Despite what they did or said against her, she still graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from NMSU in 1937 at the age of 51. Williams went on to continue her education beyond her graduation date, taking graduate-level classes well into the 1950s. She married Jasper Williams in 1917. The couple raised three sons. She urged her sons to do well in school and succeed in higher education. All three of her children went to college and graduated with medical degrees. One attended Howard University Medical School in Washington D.C and the two other children graduated from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. They founded the Williams Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. . Her eldest son Dr. Jasper Williams, was chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, past president of the Cook County Physicians Association, and a founding director of the Seaway National Bank of Chicago, now the country’s largest black-owned bank. So you see, if it wasn’t for Clara’s dedication and perseverance, we would have never seen such excellence. via blackdoctor.org ClaraBelleWilliams theblaquelioness

Clara Belle Williams was born in Texas in 1885. She was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Prairie New Normal and Independent Coll...

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