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March 21 is the International day for the elimination of racial discrimination.
The poster below is courtesy of Teaching with Digital Content (Digital Cultural Heritage Community) digital collections

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We are happy to announce that IMLS DCC has joined Flickr! Our first set of photographs — from Flora (IL) Public Library’s Charles Overstreet Collection — has been uploaded to the photosharing portal as part of the Flickr Feasibility Study (pdf), an IMLS DCC initiative that began this summer with the goal of increasing the availability and exposure of the rare, historical photos in our collections. We will continue with regular uploads of photographs from a variety of collections, so keep checking our photostream; we¬†welcome tags and comments.

The photograph below, included in our initial Flickr upload set, courtesy of the Charles Overstreet Collection, shows soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 252nd Field Artillery Battalion stationed in Marseille, France, in 1945, exploring the city.

Marseille, France

Marseille, France

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May 8th is celebrated worldwide as an International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. This is also a birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent founder, Henry Dunant (1828-1910). The American Red Cross was founded on May 21, 1881.
The poster below courtesy of University of Minnesota, “A Summons to Comradeship”: World War I and II Posters and Postcards Collection (learn more about this digital collection from Opening History Aggregation).

Red Cross poster

Red Cross poster 'Give all you can : Red Cross and St. John'

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