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TRUGANINI: THE LAST “FULL BLOOD” TASMANIAN
In May 7, 1876, Truganini, [erroneously considered to be] the last “full-blood” Black person in Tasmania, died at 73 years of age. Her mother had been stabbed to death by a European. Her sisters were kidnapped by Europeans [and sold into slavery]. Her intended husband was drowned by two Europeans in her presence, while his murderers raped her.
It might be accurately said that Truganini’s numerous personal sufferings typify the tragedy of the Black people of Tasmania as a whole. “Don’t let them cut me up,” she begged the doctor as she lay dying. After her burial, Truganini’s body was exhumed, and her skeleton, strung upon wires and placed upright in a box, became for many years the most popular exhibit in the Tasmanian Museum and remained on display until 1947.
Finally, in 1976–the centenary years of Truganini’s death–despite the museum’s objections, her skeleton was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

But that’s not the end of the story. After demands from Tanzania’s Aboriginal community, the British Museum returned Truganini hair and skin samples in 2002 (along with bones from other unidentified aborigines). Yet, about 30 copies of the bust of her made by an English sculptor remain on display around the world. 
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TRUGANINI: THE LAST “FULL BLOOD” TASMANIAN

In May 7, 1876, Truganini, [erroneously considered to be] the last “full-blood” Black person in Tasmania, died at 73 years of age. Her mother had been stabbed to death by a European. Her sisters were kidnapped by Europeans [and sold into slavery]. Her intended husband was drowned by two Europeans in her presence, while his murderers raped her.

It might be accurately said that Truganini’s numerous personal sufferings typify the tragedy of the Black people of Tasmania as a whole. “Don’t let them cut me up,” she begged the doctor as she lay dying. After her burial, Truganini’s body was exhumed, and her skeleton, strung upon wires and placed upright in a box, became for many years the most popular exhibit in the Tasmanian Museum and remained on display until 1947.

Finally, in 1976–the centenary years of Truganini’s death–despite the museum’s objections, her skeleton was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

But that’s not the end of the story. After demands from Tanzania’s Aboriginal community, the British Museum returned Truganini hair and skin samples in 2002 (along with bones from other unidentified aborigines). Yet, about 30 copies of the bust of her made by an English sculptor remain on display around the world

(via Invasion, Theft, Rape, Murder: The Aboriginal Holocaust in Tasmania)

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Percy Julian

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Dr. Percy Lavon Julian was born in 1899 in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended DePauw University in Indiana but had to take high school courses along with his college courses to make up for his poor preparation. Julian completed his degree in 1920 as valedictorian and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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The Google doodle celebrates Percy Julian on Friday, April 11, 2014. 

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.[1]He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones, steroidsprogesterone, and testosterone, from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol. His work would lay the foundation for the steroid drug industry’s production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.[2][3][4][5]

He later started his own company to synthesize steroid intermediates from the Mexican wild yam. His work helped greatly reduce the cost of steroid intermediates to large multinational pharmaceutical companies, helping to significantly expand the use of several important drugs.[6][7]

During his lifetime he received more than 130 chemical patents. Julian was one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry. He was the first African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the second African-American scientist inducted from any field.[6]

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Sex Education in American Public Schools

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Wow, these graphs really put the lack of proper sex education in school into perspective. 

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