Category Archives: 30s

Marcus Garvey on History

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Marcus Garvey

You Bet I Would # 1932

A photo from the collection of Belgian/Indonesian painter Adrien Jean le Mayeur. The artist arrived in Bali by ship in 1932. According to Wikipedia he then stayed in Denpasar Le Mayeur and was fascinated by what remained then of Balinese culture, including the Balinese people’s traditional way of life, the temple rituals and local dances. […]

Cool Boring Car

I took a stupid online test about ‘What Car Are You?” A Rolls-Royce Phantom. I posted the result on my young niece’s FB page and her equally young friend commented, “Totally boring.” Not the art-deco 1935 Phantom. The 120 horse-power engine powered the elegant lines of the massive Rolls-Royce. Not built for speed, but an […]

Sort Of Justice For the Scottsboro Boys

On March 25, 1931 a fight broke out a freight train traveling the Southern Railway line between Chattanooga and Memphis. Nine black hoboes battled a few whites and two women. According to Wikipedia the whites were kicked off the freight car and a posse stopped the train at Paint Rock, Alabama and arrested seven teenage […]