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You've probably seen the photo: African-American runners John Carlos and Tommie Smith on the winner's podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics, giving the "Black Power" salute as they receive their medals. It was a powerful statement, and is rightly remembered as an iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement.

But there was a third man on that podium: Australian Peter Norman. And the story of the small part he played in that incident (and the large price he paid for it) ought to be remembered too:

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-white-man-in-that-photo/
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Old b&w photos converted to color. The effect isn't quite convincing on a few of them, but the best ones are really powerful...there's an immediacy there that gives you a different perspective on history.

http://www.tickld.com/x/29-incredible-colorized-historical-photos
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Out of that horrific chapter of history comes some amazing, inspiring photos:

http://popchassid.com/photos-holocaust-narrative/
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http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/101-Objects-that-Made-America-228072031.html

The new issue of Smithsonian Magazine features "101 Objects That Made America". Alongside things like Louis Armstrong's trumpet and Abe Lincoln's stovepipe hat is a copy of Wonder Woman #1, with a short blurb that gives props to William Moulton Marston and his real-life inspirations, Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne.
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A friendly reminder to those of us doing comic-book lettering:

http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/07/08/we-post-this-every-so-often/

Todd Klein is writing about the early days of DC Comics. Look at all those stylin' suits, it's like an episode of "Mad Men":

http://kleinletters.com/Blog/the-dc-comics-offices-1930s-1950s-part-2/

Dragon*Con -- Now with less molesting:

http://comicsbeat.com/dragoncon-officially-splits-with-accused-molester-ed-kramer/
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I'm a big fan of Christine Smith's comics "Eve's Apple" and "The Princess". Her latest project is "Pay It No Mind!", which she describes as "a webcomic history of gender outsiders", and it looks like another winner. Check it out:

http://payitnomind.org/
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Bob Rozakis looks at the sudden expansion (and equally sudden contraction) of DC Comics in the 1970s:

http://bobrozakis.blogspot.com/2012/11/bobro-archives-dc-implosion.html

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