Marina Amaral

Marina Amaral


Passionate about history, digital colorist. I restore and colorize black and white photographs. || http://www.marinamaral.com

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Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington put himself through school and became a teacher after the Civil War. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee University. At his death, it had more than 100 buildings, 1,500 students, a 200-member faculty teaching 38 trades and professions.

This cover is so simple and so powerful.. @NewYorker 

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Billie Holiday was born on this day in 1915. "Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck."

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Tuskegee airmen at Ramitelli, Italy, March 1945. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC).

On this day in 1886 – John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.

On this day in 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

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In homes with usually only one room, the box-bed allowed some privacy and helped keep people warm during winter. It was the main furniture of rural houses in Brittany until the 20th century.

On this day in 1994 - Rwandan Genocide begins with the assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira. The scale and brutality of the massacre caused shock worldwide, but no country intervened to forcefully stop the killings.

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