The Great Famine, a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845-1852. Sometimes referred to as the Irish Potato famine because approximately two fifths of the population in Ireland were reliant on the potato. When blight struck the potato crops of Ireland approximately 1 million people died, and a million more emigrated from Ireland.
A poor Scottish immigrant, Carnegie became a millionaire steel magnate and proponent of the "Gospel of Wealth." Seeking to benefit society with his fortune, he built over 2,500 libraries and endowed institutions advancing education and peace.
This monument commemorates the Chinese immigrants and their experiences as they came through the Angel Island Immigration Station. It reads: "Leaving their homes and villages, they crossed the ocean only to endure confinement in these barracks. Conquering frontiers and barriers, they pioneered a new life by the Golden Gate."
Located in San Francisco Bay, this memorial was originally an immigration detention facility in the first half of the 20th century. The facility mainly detained Asian immigrants, including Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Filipino immigrants.
A child of Italian immigrants, Brancato entered Democratic city politics in 1928. One of few women in the state assembly (1932-41), she sponsored pioneering social reform legislation. Her business offices were located here.
The mural is on Donnelley Youth Center and was originally introduced along with plans for a sculpture garden. The original mural was painted by Mitchell Caton and Calvin Jones in 1979 and was restored by Bernard Williams in 1993.
This jazzy montage of figures and textile patterning opens with the pairing of a wall-high African mask and the face of a contemporary woman, linking the African past with the present community. On the right, the striding figure of an elderly lady with her shopping bag honors the strength of the black matriarchy.
[South Side of Marker] : "Anthony Wayne's March Across Van Wert County" To the right is the route taken by the U.S. Legion under Major General Anthony Wayne as it marched across what would become Van Wert County. The army of 2,800 men camped west of this marker near the present cemetery on the night of August 4, 1794. Wayne's orders were to subdue Native American tribes and his destination was a major village at the junction of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers (now Defiance).... Read More
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the world dedicated to honoring Arab American history and culture. The museum strives to educate people about "the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups" and to celebrate the diversity represented in the U.S. The museums mission statement is "The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans."