Posted in Educational, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, MY TAKE ON THINGS, ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Special Interest, SPIRITUALITY, Uncategorized
Tagged 13th century, 2015: St. Pius V, Antonio Ghislieri, April 30th, Archbishop, ARTnews, Bruck St. Marianus St. Maximus of Rome Bl, Francis Dickenson St. Joseph Cottolengo St. Lawrence, Mass of Paul VI, Pius V, Pope, Pope Francis meets, pope paul vi, Pope Pius V, Roman Missal, Saint of the Day for Thursday, Second Vatican Council, St. Louis, St. Pius V
Barricaded in a freezing cold, rat-infested room inside the Alamo, the lone defender had gone almost three days without food, water or sleep after armed men had positioned themselves around the compound. Word of the standoff ricocheted across America, prompting a deluge of supportive messages for the fatigued but tenacious holdout.
“Win or lose, we congratulate you upon your splendid patriotism and courage,” read one telegram from New York signed by John B. Adams, a descendant of President John Adams. Editors from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wired San Antonio: “Commandant of the Alamo:—Will you send…a message to the women of St. Louis, who are watching with great interest your own gallant defense of the Alamo?”
The “commandant” was no military officer but a 46-year-old Texas schoolteacher named Adina De Zavala, who had commenced her one-woman siege on February 10, 1908. De Zavala replied to the Post-Dispatch: “My immortal forefathers suffered every privation to defend the freedom of Texas. I, like them, am willing to die for what I believe to be right. . . . The officers cannot starve me into submission.”
De Zavala’s impassioned statement echoed the urgent message Lt. Col. William Barret Travis had dashed off 72 years earlier, on February 24, 1836, when his 200 Texan and Tejano rebels were fortified inside the old mission, surrounded by several thousand Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
“To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World,” Travis wrote, “I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna—I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man—The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken—I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls—I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & every thing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch. . . . If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country—Victory or Death.”
– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/here-is-where-holding-the-fort-in-san-antonio.htm#sthash.BtnOn3Zo.dpuf
Posted in BOOKS, Educational, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, MEMORIES, ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Special Interest, Uncategorized
Tagged 1981 in film, Anders Lee, Apartment, Associated Press, berkeley, Bill de Blasio, California, New York City, police officer, St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Ferguson protesters chanting ‘shame’ storm St. Louis City Hall; at least 2 arrested
ST. LOUIS – Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis.
An undetermined number of protesters made it into the building Wednesday while shouting “Shame, shame.”The protest march included several hundred people and began with a mock trial of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. It was held on the steps of the Old Courthouse, the site of the Dred Scott trial.More than 100 additional police officers were called to the building and it was locked down.
A total of 58 people were arrested at area protests overnight, including 45 in Ferguson.
Posted in Educational, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, News, Special Interest, Uncategorized
Tagged Brown University, CBS, Conservative Party (UK), Ferguson, grand jury, Greater St. Louis, Indictment, Missouri, police officer, Protest, St. Louis
Ferguson protests spread across US
November 26, 2014 in Educational, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, News, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Special Interest, Uncategorized
Tagged Advance Auto Parts, Alex Ferguson, Associated Press, Baptists, Business, Ferguson, grand jury, Missouri, police officer, Protest, St. Louis
Protests over the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, continue to grow as thousands of people from all over the United States descended on greater St. Louis to take part in a weekend-long series of events and marches demanding “justice” for the killing.
Events in what one student called “the epicenter of the movement against police brutality” have transformed since the violence of the immediate aftermath of the shooting into a more sophisticated, but often edgy and raw, strategy where protesters are fanning out to civic events like the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and sporting events, including this weekend’s baseball playoffs featuring the St. Louis Cardinals.
Posted in Educational, Health and Environment, MY TAKE ON THINGS, ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Uncategorized
Tagged Brown, Louis Cardinals, Michael Brown, New York, Police brutality, Protest, St. Louis, United States
Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.
“uncivil response to civic unrest”
Posted in Educational, FILM, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, News, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Uncategorized
Tagged Civil disorder, cnet, Ferguson, Ferguson Missouri, Michael Brown, Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Louis, Streaming media
Early streetcars had horsepower, literally; they were drawn by horses or mules and called “horsecars.” By the late 1880s, there were 415 street railway companies in the US. However, horses could only work for about four hours a day and needed to be groomed, fed, and housed—and they left behind tremendous amounts of waste. These issues, coupled with the introduction of the overhead trolley system in 1887, spelled the end of the horsecar era. Where was the last functional horsecar in the US? More…Discuss
Posted in Educational, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Uncategorized
Tagged Business, Delmar Loop, entwine, Horsecar, Horsepower, horses, KMOX, Portland Oregon, St. Louis, street railway companies, Tram
This story originally appeared in American Songwriter magazine in 2009.
On the Memory Trail: Lou Reed Remembered)
Professional, Affordable Wedding and Corporate Event Videography in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia, Missouri:http://www.beautifulweddingvideo.com
VJ‘ing, Live Visuals, Video Art and Installation, Music VIdeos, and other creative services:
If you want to send a little appreciation my way for all the curating and uploading, feel free to click on the links below to help me improve my search rankings for my professional videography, video art, and VJ sites. Thank you, and enjoy the channel!
Posted in Educational, IN THE SPOTLIGHT, MEMORIES, MY TAKE ON THINGS, News, ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS, PEOPLE AND PLACES HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, Uncategorized, YouTube/SoundCloud: Music, Special Interest
Tagged American Songwriter, American Songwriter magazine, Arts -Architecture, sculpture, Business, Corporate Event Videography, Extended play, Lou Reed Remembered, Music, Music VIdeos, Nicki Minaj, singer songwriter, Songwriting, St. Louis, United States, video, Video Art, VJ, VJing, YouTube