Dynamic Directory - May 28, 2017

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Robert Vijay Gupta - Violinist, Friend of Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Vijay Gupta - Violinist, Friend of Nathaniel Ayers

(Robert) Vijay Gupta, child prodigy and friend of Nathaniel Ayers, is a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

JFK - Let's Go to the Moon!
JFK - Let's Go to the Moon!

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress. He proposed, in that speech, to send Americans to the Moon.

Bram Stoker's Dracula - Jonathan Harker's Journey - Audio
Bram Stoker's Dracula - Jonathan Harker's Journey - Audio

Bram Stoker based his novel, "Dracula," on the legend of a real person, Vlad Tepes. In the first chapter of his story, we meet Jonathan Harker, a young British lawyer who has traveled to a distant land. He has been sent there to help a Count named Dracula.

Mehmet II and the Fall of Constantinople

What was life like at the time of the real Dracula, a man known as Vlad Dracula (or, Vlad Tepes)? He lived during the time of great Ottoman conquests, including the capture of Constantinople.

Marian Rejewski, Polish Hero
Marian Rejewski, Polish Hero

This image depicts Marian Rejewski, one of the Poles whose work on examining - and understanding - the Enigma machine greatly helped the Allies during World War II.

Margaret Thatcher, MP, with Her Twins
Margaret Thatcher, MP, with Her Twins

With their Mum well-dressed and wearing pearls, the Thatcher twins - Mark and Carol - pose for pictures.

Marbury v. Madison: The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review
Marbury v. Madison: The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review

Today, in America, everyone takes for granted that the Supreme Court has the power to strike-down laws which a majority of the nine justices determine are unconstitutional.

Map - Northern Ireland / Ulster
Map - Northern Ireland / Ulster

Before six counties in the northern part of Ireland were known as "Northern Ireland," they were part of the "Ulster Plantation.

Map - Location of Manchukuo
Map - Location of Manchukuo

What was Manchukuo? The answer to that question is: Manchukuo was actually Manchuria - a province of China - before the Japanese army invaded, then occupied, the territory in September of 1931.

Man is Wolf to Man - by Janus Bardach
Man is Wolf to Man - by Janus Bardach

This image depicts the book-cover of Man is Wolf to Man, an important work on surviving the GULAG by Janus Bardach.

Mandela in Hiding - 1962
Mandela in Hiding - 1962

After Mandela returned from a trip abroad, in 1962, he went into hiding.

Mandela in His Law Firm
Mandela in His Law Firm

After graduation, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo formed the only South African law firm which was owned and operated by blacks.

Mandela - In the Prison Yard
Mandela - In the Prison Yard

Spared the death penalty for a treason conviction, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment during June of 1964.

Mandela and First Wife - Evelyn Mase
Mandela and First Wife - Evelyn Mase

Nelson Mandela and Evelyn Mase (then his girlfriend) are seen here at the wedding of Walter and Albertina Sisulu in April of 1944.

Mandela and Second Wife - Winnie Mandela
Mandela and Second Wife - Winnie Mandela

One year after his divorce from Evelyn Mase, Mandela married Winnie Madikizela.

Mandela and Sisulu - Robben Island
Mandela and Sisulu - Robben Island

Mandela and Sisulu were longtime friends. They also served prison time together on Robben Island.

Mandela and Thembi
Mandela and Thembi

Thembekile (known as Thembi) was Mandela's older son (with his first wife, Evelyn) and his third-born child.

Mandela Childhood - Chief Joyi
Mandela Childhood - Chief Joyi

As John Carlin researched Mandela's background (for his book "Playing the Enemy"), he interviewed Chief Joyi (seen in the center of this picture).

Mandela in 1956
Mandela in 1956

In his autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom," Nelson Mandela describes this picture as: "Tense Times, 1956."

Greensboro Four - Woolworth Lunch Counter
Greensboro Four - Woolworth Lunch Counter

Paving the way for other activists tointegrate Woolworth lunch counters, four African-Americans sat in "whites-only" seats at theGreensboro, North Carolina store. It was February 1, 1960 whenthey ordereda piece of cherry pie. (The Greensboro 4 weren't served anything at all on that day.)

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