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Frederick Douglass

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  • Dorothy Sterling, author of African American children's literature, dies at 95

    Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
  • Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85

    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85
    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, forerunner to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, died Dec. 4 at George Washington University Hospital of complications from a fall at his home last month. He was 85. When he...
  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • 28 days in the integration nation

    For the white male power structure that sabotaged the Susan B. Anthony dollar, kept Chief Jay Strongbow out of the highest echelons of professional wrestling and posited a "White Christmas" as the last word in holiday cheer, it must have seemed like a...
  • Voting rights for whites

    The name of Ike Brown may never feature in any histories of the American civil rights movement. But Brown, a Mississippi Democratic Party bigwig who has become the first black election official punished for discriminating against whites under the Voting...
  • Race, post race

    Race, post race
    More than half a century ago, Langston Hughes captured the debilitating divide in the destinies of white and black children in his poem "Children's Rhymes": "By what sends / the white kids / I ain't sent: / I know I can't / be PresidentBy what sends / the...
  • Early on, Obama showed talent for bridging divisions

    Barack Obama's entry into politics came on a winter morning at the white-columned Harvard Law Review building when, about 2 a.m., a deeply divided editorial staff chose him as the first African American to lead the prestigious publication. It was no...
  • D.C. churches ask: Where will Obamas worship?

    Frederick Douglass once worshiped in the fifth pew on the 16th Street side of Metropolitan AME Church. President Bill Clinton prayed here before both of his inaugurations. Come January, members hope President-elect Barack Obama and his family pick a...
  • Artists and art world figures

    Artists and art world figures Philip Conisbee, 62; curator of European paintings at the National Gallery of Art and previously the L.A. County Museum of Art (Jan. 16) Milford Zornes, 100; California artist best known for his watercolor landscapes (Feb....
  • Turn it around

    Turn it around
    The day Andrés Alonso dreaded came the Friday before Thanksgiving. For his first year and a half as Baltimore schools chief, the system was showing unprecedented progress. Four decades of enrollment decline ended. Test scores were their best since the...
  • Attack highlights 'chronic problem'

    Attack highlights 'chronic problem'
    Ronda Cooperstein wasn't surprised to hear of the assault on a teacher at the school where she used to work. The only difference between this one and those she saw was that it was captured on video - and drew nationwide media attention. Until 2006,...