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Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

Southern Comfort: Saying Hello to Fall in South Carolina

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

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

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?

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...

Reading Without Understanding -- Common Core Versus Abraham Lincoln

11.22.2013
When Common Core ignores the context behind the Gettysburg Address, it does students, Americans, and Abraham Lincoln a great disservice....

What if Doctor Who Stopped JFK's Assassination?

11.20.2013
Doctor Who is turning 50, this week, just in time for the adventuring Time Lord to save JFK while glibly reversing the polarity of the...
<i>12 Years A Slave</i>: More Than a History Lesson

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

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...

Bishop Turner's Emancipation and Rev. King's Dream

09. 4.2013
We do not need to glorify, deify, magnify or edify the March on Washington, but call it what it was: a people's prophetic movement that...
Newtown Student: I Was 'Cheated' On 'Jeopardy'

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

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

It Is Time to March on Washington Again!

07.15.2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00...
Lawmakers Free Slaves in New Hampshire

Lawmakers Free Slaves in New Hampshire

John Celock  04.24.2013
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted Wednesday to posthumously free 14 slaves, with two lawmakers voting no before voting yes....

High School Students Celebrate Emancipation Jubilee -- and Look to the Future

04.23.2013
A giant portrait of Frederick Douglass stared down at the audience of about three hundred high school students who gathered in the Hofstra...
Be Your Own (Emotional) Vitamin

Be Your Own (Emotional) Vitamin

04.11.2013
I had to stop taking my vitamins and allow my emotional self to "remember" how to love myself and validate who I am inside. I had to take...
Dixie's Enemy Within: How the Ideology of White Supremacy Undermined the South's Own War Effort

Dixie's Enemy Within: How the Ideology of White Supremacy Undermined the South's Own War Effort

02.28.2013
Wars have often unleashed forces the warring parties hadn't expected and couldn't control. The U.S. Civil War was no exception. Southerners...