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  • 'Family of Flagmakers' exhibit explores the lives of the women who made the Star-Spangled Banner

    'Family of Flagmakers' exhibit explores the lives of the women who made the Star-Spangled Banner
    There are two ghosts in "Family of Flagmakers," an exhibit at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about the lives of the women who made the flag immortalized in verse by Francis Scott Key. "Family of Flagmakers" is described as the first exhibit ever to...
  • Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford

    Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford
    Frances Taylor Dunham Catlett, a social worker, painter and poet, came from an African American family with deep roots in Hartford. Many members of her extended family have made significant contributions in education, social work, the union movement,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap, Littlefinger's plot

    'Game of Thrones' recap, Littlefinger's plot
    Who’s winning the “Game of Thrones”? At this point, there’s really only one correct answer: Lord Petyr Baelish, that oft-overlooked advisor to kings, better known as “Littlefinger.” He’s sparked a great war...
  • Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave

    Illinois senators seek national park status for town founded by former slave
    The state's U.S. senators want to see a western Illinois site receive national park status, pointing to its historical significance as the first town founded and built by a former slave before the Civil War. "Free" Frank McWorter started New ...
  • Mark Twain: Inexcusable racist or man of his time?

    The author Mark Twain was a lot of things to a lot of people: cigar-chomping social critic, curmudgeon, knee-slapping loose cannon who would have frowned at -- and mocked -- the phrase "politically correct." A decision by a Nevada state panel sheds...
  • Reliving the Seder story, in old ways and new

    Reliving the Seder story, in old ways and new
    A votive in a glass holder, etched with the Star of David and the words "In memory," sits on the granite table. "We will remember the terrible tragedy," Ron Wolfson says, referring to the previous day's shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas....
  • Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]

    Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]
    Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.) I learned the story just a week ago from a...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp

    Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp
    Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this historic old Virginia port town Wednesday, searching for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • 10 things you might not know about war heroes

    10 things you might not know about war heroes
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

    HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....