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Monuments of Seychelles: Bicentennial Monument

Bicentennial MonumentThey are plain and simple, three pairs of extended white wings in masonry, standing on the roundabout at the 5th of June and Liberation Avenues. Conspicuous as they are, they invariabl...
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Garrett Morgan – American Inventor

On March 4th, 1877 Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky.He attended a Kentucky elementary school sparingly through his early childhood, however much of his time was spent working at his paren...
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Thomas L. Jennings – Tradesman and abolitionist

Thomas L. Jennings (1791 – February 12, 1856) was an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in New York City, New York. He operated and owned a tailoring and dry-cleaning business, and, in 1821, he was the...

The Many Traditions of Mardi Gras in Louisiana

The Many Traditions of Mardi Gras in Louisiana - Each year one of the most rambunctious events to take place in the United States is the celebration of Mardi GrasNew Orleans is often viewed as the home of M...