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Few of the thousands of fugitive slaves who lived in Hampton’s vast Civil War refugee camps were taken by surprise when — on Jan. 1, 1863 — they received word that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. A hundred...
The release strategy for Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave” is coming into focus. Fox Searchlight announced Tuesday that it, not parent company 20th Century Fox, would be releasing the period drama. The larger studio has overseen...
“Interesting story about the city and the utilities, the water and sewer. I cannot believe they let 402 people go without paying and then finally they levied down on them, and 218 paid up. That is irresponsible for anybody that can’t pay a...
I'm no sailor. As a matter of fact, I've been known to lose a meal over a vessel's heaving (no pun intended!) deck. It's a practice guaranteed to win few friends. But I do love a good maritime narrative that depicts human courage and conflict and...
Tags: Heroism, Antarctica, Arts and Culture, U.S. Navy, Norway
Tragedy seemed to stalk Mary Todd Lincoln as surely as it did her husband. Long before that Good Friday in 1865 when the Lincolns decided to attend Ford’s Theatre, it was clear that the mental health of the president’s wife had begun to...
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Human Interest
The Baltimore SunRemember when Daenerys Targaryen was just a little girl afraid of her older (loser) brother? My, how times have changed. In “Valar Dohaeris,” the Season 3 premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Daenerys is looking more and...
firstname.lastname@example.orgMany who have not studied West Virginia history believe it became a state in the middle of the Civil War because the people who lived in western Virginia objected to Virginia’s vote to secede from the Union. True for some, but the schism between...
Celebrate commitment of farmers, ranchers every day To the editor: On March 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined millions of Americans in celebrating National Agriculture Day. National Agriculture Day provides an important opportunity...
The Supreme Court will hold a hearing Friday, in Lepak vs. City of Irving, to decide if it will take a case on whether the principle of "one person, one vote" should be clarified to allow the exclusion of noncitizens. "One person, one vote" was...
Tags: Local Government, Elections, Immigration, Voting, Politics
Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset. Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
President Barack Obama's designation Monday of a new national monument to Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery on a Dorchester County plantation in 1849, then helped guide scores of other slaves to freedom in the North during the decade before the Civil...
Channel Guide MagazineOn Demand/DVD New Releases March 25-31: Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance in the award-winning Lincoln is outstanding, but Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones shouldn’t be overlooked in their roles. This week also brings Killing The Softly with Brad...
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