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True Freedom in Honor of Black History Month

True Freedom in Honor of Black History Month

Dr. Alan Kadish  02. 6.2015
With over a half century of perspective since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, black history exemplifies the importance of education...
Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman  12. 1.2014
To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America...

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant  11.14.2014
Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really...
Slavery, Hong Kong and Inalienable Rights: We've Got It Wrong

Slavery, Hong Kong and Inalienable Rights: We've Got It Wrong

Janessa E. Robinson  11. 4.2014
"American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?"...

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Peter Mandel  09.22.2014
When it comes to the mechanically cooled contemporary American South, this may be close to blasphemy. But here goes: Some of us do not...
Emancipating Freedom

Emancipating Freedom

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi  09.19.2014
James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those...
In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

Martha S. Jones  08.25.2014
In the midst of the Civil War, who was a slave and who was free? When African Americans in Maryland asked this question 150 years ago,...
Is it Good for America to Only do What's Good for Business?

Is it Good for America to Only do What's Good for Business?

Kathleen Reardon  03.14.2014
Opponents to President Obama's efforts to put millions of dollars in the pockets of people who've been working overtime for no pay want...
<i>12 Years A Slave</i>: More Than a History Lesson

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

Free The Slaves  10.18.2013
It's important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War...
Newtown Student: I Was 'Cheated' On 'Jeopardy'

Newtown Student: I Was 'Cheated' On 'Jeopardy'

AP  08. 4.2013
NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a "Jeopardy!" question and lost money over it says...