The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent.
I pinned this to make the point that people hold onto certain tragedies (like 9/11 or the holocaust) while trying to deny or excuse the fact that millions of people were enslaved and/or killed. People see slavery as a problem that people need to just "get over" and something that happen so long ago when the reality is people are still suffering from the effects of the slave trade and black and minority people still live damaged lives because of slavery.
Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register
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