Friday, October 24, 2008

Galveston Hurricane

I love this picture. It shows a small black boy sitting among the rubble of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane. This was one of the most devastating natural disasters in American History, and claimed over 8,000 lives, and destroyed the city of Galveston. With all this, the little boy manages a smile. Caption on the photo indicates that the little boy said, "I'm glad I'se living". What a wonderful picture of the indomitable American spirit.

2 comments:

  1. What is equally as wonderful, is that we can admire such a photo and not lower ourselves to racist comments of sort and instead see the positive aspect. The same could not have been said in 1900. How we have bettered ouselves in 100 yrs, Bravo!

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  2. That a black child in Galveston in the year 1900 might have said "I'se" instead of "I am" is a historical fact, not a racist comment.

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