Today in Travelbox History Corner, I wanted to honor a man notable for his "gifted hands." He is a pioneer as a surgeon, performing one of the most legendary surgeries in modern medical history. I am of course, talking about... Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. (Did you think I was talking about someone else?) Daniel Hale … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 14 – The Man Who Opened Our Hearts
Black History Month: Day 11 – The Immortal Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer who was diagnosed with cervical cancer and unknowingly became the progenitor of the HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines in medical research ever discovered. Her immortal cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 11 – The Immortal Henrietta Lacks
Black History Month: Day 10 – The Brutal Murder of Emmett Till
I thought about omitting this entry into the Travelbox History Corner, but recent events changed my mind. Though Emmett Till was not the first victim of racist terrorism in the American south, but his murder galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, was … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 10 – The Brutal Murder of Emmett Till
Travel Box Adventures in Dubai (Part the Fifth)
As you might find out researching a destination like Dubai, there are a multitude of things to do and attractions to see. Unless you have maybe a month and deep, deep pockets there’s no way you can fit everything Dubai has to offer in one trip. For a twice in a lifetime trip like this … Continue reading Travel Box Adventures in Dubai (Part the Fifth)
Two posts in two days!!
Travel Box Adventures in Dubai!! (Part 3) So far in my accounting of the trip my wife and I made to the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf I discussed our flight, our hotel, and the many trips we took to the mall. But, we didn’t travel over 7000 miles just to shop. Really, we … Continue reading Two posts in two days!!
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Travel Box Destination: DubaiTravel Month/Year: 12/2013-01/2014We just returned yesterday and are slowly integrating back to our real life, coming down from an unforgettable trip. Details and pics to follow.
All journeys have secret destinations…
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber