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Growing up in a Hippie Commune: Part Three

Abby Pingree | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Abby Pingree

The sisterhood of the Love Israel Family was subject to its own internal hierarchical order. As a woman, if you were in favor with the leader you were given more food and clothing, perhaps your children would be favored as well and benefit.

Partners in Preservation: Boston's Historic Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Timothy J. McClimon, president of American Express Foundation and vice president of corporate social responsibility, American Express Near...

Growing Up in a Hippie Commune: Part Two

Abby Pingree | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Abby Pingree

The Love Israel Family was founded on some beautifully simplistic and noble ideas such as love and peace and unity but the hierarchical order did not lend itself to these ideas in practice.

4 Celebrities Named for 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

It won't be long until genealogy fans and history buffs can get another hit of watching celebrities time travel to their roots. TLC's next season of...

These Habits Of The World's Boldest People Will Inspire You To Take A Risk

Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

Look up any article about “boldness” or “courage” on the Internet and you’ll inevitably find some quote from a famous person propping up the...

The Incredible History of Buffalo, NY In 5 Minutes

Kevin Siskar | Posted 12.12.2014 | New York
Kevin Siskar

43 North, the world's largest business idea competition, has released an awesome new video chronicling the amazing history of Buffalo NY.

Growing up in a Hippie Commune: Part One

Abby Pingree | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Abby Pingree

The hippie movement had been in full swing for some time and both my parents identified strongly with the desire to shake off the traditional societal structures of the previous generations. My father believed he had found the solace he sought in the Love Israel Family community.

The Dark Ages of Queerdom

Katie Gilmartin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Katie Gilmartin

For my graduate research I interviewed "Bernie" and other lesbians about their lives in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Their stories have haunted me since. These stories, and the experiences of gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people told to me by friends and friends of friends, are woven throughout my first novel, Blackmail, My Love.

What You Never Knew About Ronald Reagan National Airport: Abingdon Plantation, an Extraordinary Resource for American History

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 12.08.2014 | DC
Thomas A. Foster

The next time that you're in Washington, DC, stop by the remains of Abingdon Plantation and reflect on how it symbolizes our nation's history.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 4

Dave Kreissman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

Recently, several St. Louis Rams players protested the Ferguson non-indictment, pantomiming "hands up, don't shoot" as they came on the field. But in the '60s, the intersection of sports, politics and religion reached its zenith in the person of Muhammad Ali.

When Christmas Is Far from Perfect

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Edwin Leap, MD

It was December 4, 2010, that our dreams of a relaxed, joyous, picture-perfect Christmas seemed to shatter; a glass bulb dropped on a hard floor. My wife Jan, mother of our four children, was diagnosed with a stage 4 squamous cell cancer in her throat.

So Downton Abbey: Gorgeous English Manors and Estates

Oyster | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

we can't go back in time, but we can try to emulate the Downton Abbey vibe by visiting England's most stunning hotels -- housed in the former manors and estates of the country's elite.

Globalization of Knowledge via the Internet

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

We have come far in our quest for education. The journey of knowledge and exploration is quite fascinating and deeply speaks about the interconnectedness and the interdependence of the world.

These Amazing Individuals Have Dedicated Their Lives to the Fight Against AIDS

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

There are some amazing people that dedicate their entire lives to preventing AIDS and HIV. But, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, everyone has an oppor...

The World's Top 10 Historic Hotels

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Shiny and new has a certain charm (hey, I'm from Las Vegas, epicenter of shiny and new). But sometimes I like hotels that come with a little baggage. Love of history can be such a personal thing, but I swooned for the stories behind this particular bunch. So pack your suitcase and join me on a historical trip around the world, with stops at my favorite "hotels with history."

Investigator Uncovers Photos of Legendary "Faceless Ghost" That Haunts Abandoned Tunnel

Roadtrippers | Posted 11.28.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

While the fear-fueled story of the Green Man is certainly the best kind of urban legend, filled with gruesome deaths, supernatural powers and a terrifying curse tailor-made to frighten teenagers, Ken Summers recently uncovered the true story of the Green Man, and it's a lot more sad than scary.

The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

The world of short blogs and 140 characters is symbolic of the all too prevalent overly simplified analyses, and sensational headlines that might generation "likes" and "retweets," but do not bring us to a better understanding of people, communities or our history.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Gutsy Move

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Congress wouldn't pass a bill, the president had to act on immigration and deportation policy, to keep families intact -- a measure that affected 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States.

A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

Politics Shouldn't Stand in the Way of Accurate and Inclusive Social Studies

Murali Balaji | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Murali Balaji

With ideological groups turning up the heat on elected officials to change social studies curriculum, particularly in American and world history, social studies specialists are often the last line of defense in preserving a neutral and balanced approach to content.

Historic Cemeteries, as Seen on Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This might seem a little odd, but old and historic cemeteries are actually one of my favorite places to visit.

The History Behind The Myth Of 'Blood Libel'

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

The ‘Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which Kimberly Winston and other RNS staff give you eve...

Maryland's Emancipation and the Homecoming of Frederick Douglass

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Paul Kendrick

Frederick Douglass had escaped slavery 26 years before, but when Maryland ended slavery, it took him only 16 days to return to Baltimore.

Blackness In Brazil: A Hidden History of Prejudice

João Paulo Porto | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices
João Paulo Porto

I have a Black patient from a poor family, 8 years old, who is absurdly intelligent. His mother, equally intelligent, created, of her own accord, a fa...

In Jerusalem, Recent Violence Is Measured by a Long History

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
The GroundTruth Project

The "war to end all wars," as the Great War was called, has instead become a war that has never ended. No single city held more emotional and sacred power in the First World War than Jerusalem, a power that still resonates and still stirs conflict.