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Creating 1854

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

As I write this article, President Obama is a neighbor, just some miles down the road. Meanwhile, in my old age, intimate with infirmities, I have decided to create an original opera specifically for Martha's Vineyard, nature's poem.

NYC Underground Railroad Site In Court Battle

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A brick row house that is one of only two documented stops in New York City on the Underground Railroad has a new penthouse with oversized...

5 Religious Facts You Might Not Know About The Civil Rights Leader

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wedn...

The Church And OccupyWallStreet

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The church's proper role is to stand on the side of the disenfranchised and to call out wrongdoing and injustice in our society. Jesus did not say," I have come that you might be comfortable."

Witness Heroes

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

I heard Martin Luther King's dream that hot day in August and was never the same. Growing up in the civil rights era without being able to participate as a young child felt like a reed being buffeted by the wind.