Did you know that… The country of Japan has an average total of two gun-related homicides a year. Amazing! Great place to move to get away from the crime, huh? Economy is certainly better. There’s a reason why many grad students are studying Japanese over other foreign languages and moving.
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WASHINGTON — More than 150 years of African-American history from slavery to civil rights and contemporary suburban life are in focus in two new exhibitions opening in the nation’s capital.
The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art opened exhibits Friday, in part to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. declared “I have a dream” in August 1963. One show features the work of contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, while the other follows King’s rise to prominence.The National Gallery brought together a series of paintings by Marshall for the Chicago-based artist’s first solo exhibition in Washington. They serve as a timeline of history in pictures and symbols spanning the Middle Passage of slave ships traveling from Africa to America to the entry of black people in the middle class.