These Ghanaian young women aren’t aware that they are entering into a system rigged against them. The beauty pageant, as we know it, was born out of the idea that being beautiful required white skin.
Charles Dickens began writing A Christmas Carol in October 1843; he completed it the following month, and it appeared in bookstores in December. Two months later, eight theater companies had mounted productions of the ghostly tale.
As America’s melting pot coalesced in the 19th and 20th centuries, Danish immigrants comprised a small portion of the millions of new citizens. Between 1840 and 1914, around 300,000 Danes arrived in America (by comparison, more than four million Italians and four million Irish immigrated during this period).
The Jim Crow era. The great migration of blacks from Southern to Northern cities. The Harlem Renaissance. The Civil Rights Movement. The 20th century’s horrors, triumphs, stagnations and progress are the stuff of history books now.