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By Paul Schutzer, Standing Tall Amid the Glares, Lewis Cousins, age 15, the only African American student in the newly desegregated Maury High School, standing alone. 1959, Norfolk



Inside Ellis Island’s Abandoned Detention Center

Ellis Island, dubbed the “Island of Hope,” admitted millions of immigrants to their new lives in a growing and prosperous nation. But there lies a darker side to the primary immigration station from 1892-1924, and no building tells the story better than the Baggage and Dormitory Building.

Built in 1908 specifically as a detention center, it was here many immigrants were detained for reasons such as unsavory political affiliations, or inclusions in the wrong ethnic and religious group. During World War II the building served its darkest purpose - as an internment camp. Hundreds of Americans of Japanese, German, and Italian descent were rounded up each month and detained on the island, where many remained for years.

Via Curious History


Hipster Haiku 

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From African Heritage City:

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman — with Lily Diane Robinson-Mann and Rose Cannon.


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