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Young students saluting the flag at the Whittier Primary School, circa 1900.
This school shared grounds with Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, now known as Hampton University.
Source: Library of Congress

7/14 Update: The children are saluting with their arms raised, The Bellamy Salute. That salute was replaced with the hand-over-the-heart we now use today in 1942 because of similarities to the Nazi salute, according to http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute

Young students saluting the flag at the Whittier Primary School, circa 1900.

This school shared grounds with Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, now known as Hampton University.

Source: Library of Congress

7/14 Update: The children are saluting with their arms raised, The Bellamy Salute. That salute was replaced with the hand-over-the-heart we now use today in 1942 because of similarities to the Nazi salute, according to http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute

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My wife and I have one photo on the desk in our study: Mildred & Richard Loving. They fought Virginia’s law against #interracialmarriage and on June 12 1967, they won. Because they won, we all win. Not just my wife and me — everyone. Love is love. Happy #LovingDay

My wife and I have one photo on the desk in our study: Mildred & Richard Loving. They fought Virginia’s law against #interracialmarriage and on June 12 1967, they won. Because they won, we all win. Not just my wife and me — everyone. Love is love. Happy #LovingDay

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