Memphis and the Vietnam War

Originally posted on The Pink Palace Family of Museums:
American involvement in Southeast Asia began in 1954 when the United States government offered support to a corrupt but pro-American democratic government in South Vietnam and lasted until the fall of Saigon in 1975. While Congress never officially declared war, thousands of American soldiers died and…

Some Awareness

May is a time for flowers, mothers and, at least in Memphis, city-wide parties. It is also a time for mental health awareness. I struggled with whether or not to write this post, but I’m taking a deep breath and being brave. I do not consider myself “crazy,” but I do live with a mental illness. I am alsoContinue reading “Some Awareness”

Flappers Roaring in the Twenties

Originally posted on The Pink Palace Family of Museums:
One of the enduring images of the 1920s is of young women with bobbed hair wearing loose-fitting dresses and dancing the Charleston. These “flappers” were breaking the restrictive Edwardian styles and norms that embodied the previous decade. Where fashion had once featured full coverage and constricting…