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One of the most amazing things about being a mammal is our sensitive hearing. Where does it come from? — These three little bones in our middle ear.
Our reptile ancestors only had one bone, but our two extra bones enable us to amplify sound.
Learn more and tune in tomorrow night (4/16) on PBS at 10/9c when Your Inner Fish continues.

pbstv:

One of the most amazing things about being a mammal is our sensitive hearing. Where does it come from? — These three little bones in our middle ear.

Our reptile ancestors only had one bone, but our two extra bones enable us to amplify sound.

Learn more and tune in tomorrow night (4/16) on PBS at 10/9c when Your Inner Fish continues.

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Posted 1 year ago

MarchWashington

Click here to join the virtual audience and participate in an online conversation. Follow on Twitter: #HHHCivilRights.

Wednesday, August 28 ~ 7 pm

Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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The historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history, calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It was during that event that Martin Luther King, Jr. stood before the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech before hundreds of thousands of people.

Join the Humphrey School in remembering this event with a panel of individuals who attended the March and became leaders in their right, including Dr. Josie Johnson, educator, civil rights leader, and first African American appointed to the Minnesota Board of Regents; Professor Sam Myers, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; and Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, director of the Community Justice Project, University of St. Thomas Law School. The panel will be moderated by Sharon Sayles Belton, former mayor of Minneapolis and vice president for community relations and government affairs, Thomson Reuters.

The March is wildely credited for helping pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and no single U.S. lawmaker was more responsible for passage of the Act than Hubert H. Humphrey. The 50th anniversary of both the March and ensuing Act present the Humphrey School community with an extraordinary opportunity—and obligation—to celebrate the achievements of the Act and rededicate ourselves to the principles of inclusion for which it stands. A series of events are planned throughout 2013.

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Posted 1 year ago
guardian:


"This speech had to be different. While King was by now a national political figure, relatively few outside the black church and the civil rights movement had heard him give a full address. With all three television networks offering live coverage of the march for jobs and freedom, this would be his oratorical introduction to the nation."

- Gary Young on the making of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech http://gu.com/p/3hze8
Photograph: © Bob Adelman/Magnum

guardian:

"This speech had to be different. While King was by now a national political figure, relatively few outside the black church and the civil rights movement had heard him give a full address. With all three television networks offering live coverage of the march for jobs and freedom, this would be his oratorical introduction to the nation."

- Gary Young on the making of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech http://gu.com/p/3hze8

Photograph: © Bob Adelman/Magnum

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago

Ten Reasons to Intern at the Department of State

statedept:

Harry S Truman Building — Department of State Headquarters

I’ve been working in Public Affairs for 10 weeks now, but the time has flown by.   I’m sad my time here is up, but it’s been a great experience.   If you’re thinking about applying for an internship like mine, here are 10 things you should know about interning at the State Department…MORE

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