"No thank you, Mr. Attorney General. We do not need your interpretation. Show us the report," Nancy Pelosi says about the Mueller report.
"It was condescending, it was arrogant, and it wasn't the right thing to do." Via CBS pic.twitter.com/f9GsgeG66V
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 28, 2019
I’m impressed w Pelosi’s message discipline when talking about Trump. She seldom misses an opportunity to describe him as a weak coward. https://t.co/Z4b37idcmS
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) March 28, 2019
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will display a new portrait of the legendary abolitionist that “adds significantly to what we know about this fierce abolitionist.”https://t.co/B5pyaHPJS9
— hyperallergic (@hyperallergic) March 23, 2019
And on a historical note, per Smithsonian Magazine:
The power exuded by a previously unknown portrait of Harriet Tubman is tangible. The escaped slave, who repeatedly returned to the South risking her life to bring hundreds of enslaved people North to freedom, stares defiantly into the camera. Her eyes are clear, piercing and focused. Her tightly waved hair is pulled back neatly from her face. But it is her expression—full of her strength, power and suffering—that stops viewers in their tracks.
“Suddenly, there was a picture of Harriet Tubman as a young woman, and as soon as I saw it I was stunned,” says a grinning Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. He’s talking about a portrait of Tubman contained in an 1860s-era photography album belonging to abolitionist Emily Howland…
“There’s a youthful exuberance. There is a sense that you could actually look at that picture and say, ‘Now I understand that this woman was tough and resilient.’ A picture like that does a couple of things. First,” Bunch says thoughtfully,” it reminds people that someone like Harriet Tubman was an ordinary person who did extraordinary things. So, this means you too can change the world. . . . But I also think one of the real challenges of history is that sometimes we forget to humanize the people we talk about . . . and I think that picture humanizes her in a way that I would have never imagined.”
In the photograph, Tubman is wearing a pleated, buttoned blouse with ruffles at her forearms and wrists, and a flowing skirt. Bunch says it is clearly the attire of a middle-class black woman, and she could well afford the clothing.
“She had a pension from working for the Union government, being a spy, that sort of thing. But more importantly she had a little farm,” Bunch explains, “so she was able to sell eggs. . . . But there was also support coming in from abolitionists. They would send her money, they would celebrate her. . . . I think the most important thing is that she had to find a way to make a living, and she did.”…
This should be a thing pic.twitter.com/eW6uRQrBpw
— Capt.bagel (@Captbagel) March 28, 2019
(I’m pretty sure that illo is based on a Leo & Diane Dillon drawing, but my google-fu is weak)