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  • Rutherford “Rudy” D. Rogers: His passion was to house the nation's literature

    Rutherford “Rudy” D. Rogers: His passion was to house the nation's literature
    They spent summers in their North Carolina home atop a hill: The vista from the veranda spanned Waynesville's apple orchards, streams, the front garden of tomatoes and vegetables.
  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...

    Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes

    Their auntie, Rosa Parks: memories and recipes
    When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in December 1955, she would go down in history as the symbolic "mother" of the civil rights movement. Parks was also a beloved mother figure to her large extended...

    School where Obama to speak has Pullman history

     School where Obama to speak has Pullman history
    President Barack Obama will speak at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on Thursday to recognize the historical significance of the Pullman neighborhood — a history in which the South Side high school is also deeply ingrained. The school...

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner

    Philip Levine dies at 87; former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner
    Philip Levine, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Saturday in Fresno. He was 87.  Timothy Skeen, a friend of Levine’s, confirmed the death. Skeen, also a poet, coordinates the masters of fine arts program at Cal State...