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The varieties of spoken Chinese in Eastern China and Taiwan .

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The varieties of spoken Chinese in Eastern China and Taiwan .

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The Black Captain Ahab | 1898 on Flickr.
Portait of Captain William T. Shorey and family, Oakland, CA 1898.

William T. Shorey (1859-1919) was a famous captain in the last days of whaling. He was born in Barbados, the son of a Scottish sugar planter and an Indian creole woman. Shorey began seafaring as a teenager and in 1876 he made his first whaling voyage.
Whaling brought him to California and he married the daughter from a leading African American family in San Francisco. In 1886 he became the only black West Coast ship captain. Known for his skill and leadership, Shorey experienced many adventures and dangers at sea with multiracial crews before his retirement in 1908.
Over time, larger, steam-powered vessels took the place of obsolete sailing ships and black seamen were forced to accept inferior employment on ships as cooks and stewards. The era of significant participation by blacks in whaling ended in 1923 when the Wanderer went aground off Nantucket, MA.

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My god—This picture is gorgeous. That little girl on mama’s lap looks like a baby doll!

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The Black Captain Ahab | 1898 on Flickr.

Portait of Captain William T. Shorey and family, Oakland, CA 1898.

William T. Shorey (1859-1919) was a famous captain in the last days of whaling. He was born in Barbados, the son of a Scottish sugar planter and an Indian creole woman. Shorey began seafaring as a teenager and in 1876 he made his first whaling voyage.

Whaling brought him to California and he married the daughter from a leading African American family in San Francisco. In 1886 he became the only black West Coast ship captain. Known for his skill and leadership, Shorey experienced many adventures and dangers at sea with multiracial crews before his retirement in 1908.

Over time, larger, steam-powered vessels took the place of obsolete sailing ships and black seamen were forced to accept inferior employment on ships as cooks and stewards. The era of significant participation by blacks in whaling ended in 1923 when the Wanderer went aground off Nantucket, MA.


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My god—This picture is gorgeous. That little girl on mama’s lap looks like a baby doll!

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Kiara for Nine West, by Herb Ritts, 1997

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Kiara for Nine West, by Herb Ritts, 1997

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"One day I told my Mom jokingly, ‘As long as you regard your life as fiction, in the very least you’ll have some interesting experiences.’ She replied, ‘Finally somebody who understands me.’"
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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this post contain images of deceased persons.

From Buzzfeed: A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

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