Legend has it that skateboarding was born sometime in the mid 1940s when some inventive Californian teenagers tried to figure out a way to surf when the waves weren’t big enough.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
‘I Am 13 Years Old Today’: Iowan Teen Diaries, 1872-1884
Teens and diaries have gone hand in hand much longer than you may think — the following excepts are from the journals of young people from Iowa in the years leading up to the turn of the 20th century.
Denver Teen Street Fashion, 1904-1920
Colorado at the turn of the century — the heart of the Wild West, full of cowboys, hustlers, vigilantes, sharpshooters, saloons and people filled with the ruggedness and mettle necessary to survive.
90s Hip-Hop on BET Teen Summit
The BET Teen Summit was a TV show for teenagers on air from 1989 to 2002 that combined a talk show where teens discussed everyday issues with live performances from up and coming hip-hop and R&B groups.
Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen’s Youth Underground HQ, 1982-2007
For 25 years, Ungdomshuset (literally “Youth House”) was a youth center, major underground music venue, radical leftist political space, and squatters’ home in Copenhagen.
Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star.