Posts Tagged: George Washington

Happy Birthday Mr. President?

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We think not! George Washington’s birthday is actually on February 22nd but thanks to some decisions by the people in charge, we will probably never celebrate the man’s actual birthday on the right day. Mike Duncan and Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak talk about the misplaced birthday of George Washington and the birth of a three day weekend (with puppets!) over at The Morning News.

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Blow Your Mind with These Timelines

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Using a series of timelines that represent increasingly large amounts of time, this blog post puts everything in perspective. Everything.

It starts out simple—timelines of the last 24 hours, the last week, and so on—and works its way up through recorded history and human evolution from apes all the way to the existence of the universe.

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Got a Question? Ask a Slave

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Azie Dungey started her acting career as “the time-traveling black girl”: she played “every black woman of note that ever lived” in regional theaters and at historic sites around Washington, DC.

One of those roles—as a slave at George Washington’s Mount Vernon—ended up being more emotionally complex than she expected.

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