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1945: Race, South Africa and Coke

I honestly don’t know if this is a racially insensitive Coke ad from 1945, or if I’m just being utterly paranoid enough to think that possibly it is. The soldiers are all white and sharing Coke, but the black South … Continue reading

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1960: Windom Hears Famous Contralto

Famous contralto Marian Anderson performed in Windom in 1960. Notably absent from at least the first half of the article is any mention of how controversial Anderson had been in earlier decades. For example, in 1939 she was not permitted … Continue reading

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1945: UnAmericanism and the American Legion

The following editorial, entitled "Un-Americanism" was published in the Daily Globe in February 1945. The membership of the Hood River, Ore., American Legion post has rejected the recommendation of the national commander, Edward Scheiberling, that it restore the names of … Continue reading

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1960: Swastikas Painted on Synagogues

This 1960 Daily Globe article about swastikas being painted on Jewish synagogues all over the world had some excellent points, and may even have been a bit ahead of its time. For the most part, the racists and bigots have … Continue reading

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1934: Youthful Victim Loses Fast Race with Death

Austrid Peterson, 18, of Rake, died despite the best efforts of authorities to save his life by bringing him to the University hospital in Minneapolis at the breakneck speed (for 1934) of 80 miles per hour. Next post at 9 … Continue reading

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1959: Segregationist Attempts to Ban “Three Little Pigs”

In this editorial, the Daily Globe came out against segregationists and the incredibly silly idea of banning a "Three Little Pigs" book because it had a black pig, a white pig and a spotted pig. Next post at 9 a.m.

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