Weekend reading.


Something to read.

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. (Goodreads.com)

Weekend reading.

Captured on Camera.

The Vintage News compiled a list of 34 rare moments seen in history captured on camera. Chronicling both World War I and II, as well as Marilyn Monroe-pre stardom, you will find an array of intriguing and heartbreaking images, detailing the private lives of those famous and unknown.
Here are 12 of them.

Bob Marley sharing an intimate moment with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, also his mistress and mother of Damien Marley.post1

Norma Jeane Mortenson, who later became Marilyn Monroe, working at a factory in 1944.

The 1955 Wasp Prime atomic bomb testing explosion.post16

The final stages of construction of the Statue Liberty in Paris around 1885. 

Two unknown boys gaze at the aftermath of the D-Day invasion in 1944 in the town of St. Lo France, as American soldiers drive through.post5

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger are seen in a train at Euston Station on their way to Bangor in 1967

One of the oldest photos in history of the Great Sphinx, circa 1880.post8

Mother Theresa at the age of 18. 

Girl finds comfort in her doll as she sits among the rubble of the destruction of her 1940.

The last Tasmanian Tiger captured in 1933. 

The delivery of a computer in 1957. psot12

Owning the smallest shop made out of 1.2 square meter, this shoe salesman sold his shoes in 1900.

Source: The Vintage News

Captured on Camera.