Story | Jun 26, 2015 | 1:16 PM
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Story | Jul 3, 2015 | 9:00 PMDocuments in the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University reveal that every state in the Confederacy had laws to prevent slaves from being educated. In North Carolina, teaching slaves to read or write or distributing books or pamphlets to slaves "was punished by 39 lashes if the offender was a slave, or by a $200 fine if the offender was white." Slave owners argued that educating slaves would "excite dissatisfaction in their minds, and produce insurrection and rebellion."
Column | Jun 18, 2015
Story | Jun 11, 2015 | 4:48 PM
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois apologized Thursday through a spokeswoman after being caught on a live microphone using a word that's disparaging to women. Kirk, who is seeking re-election in 2016, called fellow Republican senator and presidential...
Story | Jun 11, 2015 | 3:38 PM