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  • Face jug


    The Coventry Face Jug, unearthed beside the site of the local Benedictine priory. Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry. Medieval German face jug A face jug is a jug pottery that depicts a face. There are examples in the Pottery of Ancient Greece, and that of Pre-Colombian America. Early European examples date from the 13th century, and the German stoneware Bartmann jug was a popular later medieval and Renaissance form. Later the British Toby jug was a popular form, that became mass-produced. Especially in America, a number of modern craft potters make pieces, mostly continuing the 19th-century African-American slave folk art tradition. The Jug in the Form of a Head, Self-Portrait (1899) by Paul Gauguin is a rare fine art example.

  • Greensboro sit-ins


    The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, which led to the Woolworth department store chain removing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. While not the first sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement, the Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action, and also the most well-known sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. They are considered a catalyst to the subsequent sit-in movement. These sit-ins led to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in US history. The primary event took place at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth store, now the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

  • Aquascogoc


    Secoton in Roanoke, painted by Governor John White c.1585 John White c.1585 of an Algonkin Indian Chief in what is today North Carolina. The Aquascogoc is the name given to a Native American tribe of Secotan people and also the name of a village encountered by the English during their late 16th century attempts to settle and establish permanent colonies in what is now North Carolina, known at the time as Virginia. Together with the rest of Secotan people they formed a part of the Native American group known as the Carolina Algonquian Indians, and spoke the now extinct Carolina Algonquian language. In 1585 the village of Aquascogoc was burned by Sir Richard Grenville, in retaliation for the alleged theft of a silver drinking vessel.

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