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 If you're a Google reactionary and choose to use Bing or Yahoo! as your search engine of choice (give up: The Google owns us all), you might not have seen today's Google Doodle honoring novelist Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd birthday.  Hurston was more than a great 20th-century American writer--she was an anthropologist and activist, a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and the first black student at Barnard College. Even though she's best known ... Read More
Between 1908 and 1924, a photographer named Lewis Hine worked for the National Child Labor Committee, documenting the lives of child workers across the country. Now, the Library of Congress has collected more than 5,000 of these photographs, along with the story behind each one. Though your mind may be stuck in "Newsies" mode right now, the collection actually reveals a forgotten gamut of young women and girls in the strangest and most shocking of ... Read More