american-history

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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.

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Some 68 years after Brown v. Board, similar foes continue stubbornly fighting progress | Opinion

BY: - May 19, 2022

W.E.B. DuBois once said, 'Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.'

Historic report on federal Indian boarding schools finds more than 400, including 3 in Pa.

BY: - May 14, 2022

‘This has left lasting scars for all Indigenous people,’ Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland said.

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Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Abortion has been common in the U.S. since the 18th Century. So has the debate | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2022

The argument started a century before Roe, and has been going on ever since.

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We have the tools to build an extraordinary civilization. We ought to use them | David DeWitt

BY: - May 1, 2022

We must cleanse the toxins in the bloodstream of America's body politic, and move toward a vision of something equitable, just, verdant, and prosperous for all of us.

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What the Founders meant by ‘virtue,’ and how it could save our politics now | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 29, 2022

A word that's become synonymous with morality had a more totemic meaning to the Revolutionary generation.

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Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention. Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images

Jackie Robinson was a radical. Don’t listen to the sanitized version of history | Opinion

BY: - April 18, 2022

He challenged banks for discriminating against Black neighborhoods and condemned slumlords who preyed on Black families.

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The loyal opposition is a key element of democracy, and we’re losing it | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2022

Politicians, parties used to understand that if they lost an election, they'd accept the result and try again next time.

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Slavery never really ended because the 13th Amendment still allows it | Michael Coard

BY: - April 12, 2022

People think the 13th Amendment repealed slavery. It didn't. It just created slavery by another name.

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What we see happening in Ukraine and the threats to other democracies, should motivate and inspire us to fight for and protect our democracy (photo by tumsasedgars/iStock Images).

The biggest threat to American democracy comes from within | Janice Ellis

BY: - April 5, 2022

Democracy isn't something we can take for granted. As the war in Ukraine shows, we have to fight for it.

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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Virtually Addresses Congress On Current Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

There are limits to the American Renaissance over Ukraine | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 30, 2022

American public life remains as unhealthy as it was before Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson is proof all judges should be Black women | Michael Coard

BY: - March 29, 2022

If white men are the disease of America in terms of racism, misogyny, homophobia, the obvious cure is a Black woman.