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Ben Franklin's bifocals Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Writer Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe    Writer Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
[1749 - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, philosopher, writer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany]

Actor Charles Boyer    Actor Charles Boyer    Actor Charles Boyer
[1899 - Charles Boyer, actor, born in Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France]

Actor Sam Levene    Actor Sam Levene
[1905 - Sam Levene (Samuel Levine), actor, born in Russia]

Tenor Richard Tucker
[1913 - Richard Tucker (Reuben Ticker), opera
singer, tenor, born in Brooklyn]

Sociologist & Writer C. Wright Mills
[1916 - C. Wright Mills, sociologist,
writer, born in Waco, Texas]

Actor and Singer Donald O'Connor    Dancer, Actor and Singer Donald O'Connor    Donald O'Connor & Gene Kelly dancing    Dancer Donald O'Connor
[1925 - Donald (David Dixon Ronald) O'Connor, dancer, singer, actor, born in Chicago]

Actor Ben Gazarra    Actor Ben Gazarra    Actor Ben Gazarra    Actor Ben Gazarra
[1930 - Ben (Biagio Anthony) Gazzara, actor, born in New York City]

Holocaust Einsatz (Nazi Mobile Killing Squad) executions
[1941 - Mass slaughter of 23,000 Hungarian Jews is carried out by Gestapo Mobile Killing Squads in the occupied Ukraine]

Hate Crime Victim Emmett Till
[1955 - Emmett Till is murdered near
Money, Mississippi]

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at Lincoln Memorial
[1963 - Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. delivers "I have a dream" speech at Lincoln Memorial]

Still Emmett Justice

Emmett Till

Emmett Till, you lie there still;
Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered.
You went down South.
"Well, shut my mouth."
Justice too was drawn and quartered.

Emmettt Till with his mother

judicial scale, law books

William's Whimsical Words:

Strange fruit still growing on Southern trees in 1955.

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