Posts tagged cambridge
Posts tagged cambridge
4-19-2013 Brothers from near Chechnya are suspects
One suspect dead, the other on the run in the Boston Marathon bombings of 4-15-2013.
The revival of Pippin.
Diane Paulus of the American Repertory Theater of Cambridge, Massachusetts is doing another revival. Dance group Les 7 Doigts de la Main are in the show too.
Her revival of Porgy and Bess won Tonys.
The is an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts named after Rosa Parks. She was in Cambridge in 1982 at the dedication breakfast.
October 24, 2005: Rosa Parks Lies in State at the U.S. Capitol
Seven years ago today, Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
In December 1955, Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist who worked as a seamstress, refused to vacate her seat for a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. That state imposed Jim Crow segregation laws, and Parks was arrested.
In response, local civil rights leaders helped organize a mass bus boycott in Montgomery. The boycott lasted for 381 days, until the Supreme Court struck down the bus segregation law.
Read more about Rosa Parks and other prominent people and groups featured on American Experience’s “Eyes on the Prize.”
Photo: Rosa Parks (center) riding on newly integrated bus following Supreme Court ruling ending successful 381 day boycott of segregated buses. Photo by Don Cravens/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
ECAL Graduate Kacper Hamilton has created a pocket knife and multi-tool for Swiss ski-makers Zai, based on a traditional Japanese knife. Saw this here.
Saw this here. The Hole Measuring Tape allows one to draw straight lines and circles with precision.
This year Cambridge, Massachusetts is celebrating their first nationally famous hometown son; Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. This is way before Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. He was born 9 months after the Cambridge Subway, as the redline stations Harvard, Central and Kendall were called then, opened in March 1912. Interesting that he died the same year that Massachusetts voters ended Rent Control statewide.
Tip O’Neill grew up in North Cambridge and went to Boston College, the Irish Catholic Ivy League university. He succeeded JFK as U.S. Congressman, when JFK became U.S. Senator. He retired in 1987 and was followed by JFK’s nephew and died in 1994. He also wrote a book about politics; Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O’Neill.
“Measure twice, cut once” are words to live by. Keep these tools handy to help you calculate and measure in a jiffy. Measuring Tape Tape is particularly good for measuring uneven surfaces. Measuring Pints measure liquids and solids alike. The Decimal Equivalents Bag provides fraction to decimal…
Not published in LIFE: Edwin H. Land using one of his own creations, a Polaroid Land Camera.
See more photos here.