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  • Going deep: Race and the third rail

    Let's take a stroll along the third rail of American culture, shall we? We can follow it straight into the grocery store, where Joy DeGruy and her sister-in-law are standing at the checkout line. The sister-in-law, who is biracial but looks white,...
  • Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan

     Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan
    Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate the nation's founding with picnics, fireworks, music and speechifying. Noah Remnick compiled these excerpts from notable Fourth of July speeches: Frederick Douglass, Rochester, N.Y., 1852 What, to the...
  • 'America' documentary rebuts history of exploitation argument

    'America' documentary rebuts history of exploitation argument
    From filmmakers John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza — makers of "2016: Obama's America," the No. 2 grossing political documentary ever, as D'Souza will remind you — comes the equally polemical documentary "America." Its subtitle, "Imagine the...
  • Family Time: Kid-friendly celebrations for July 4th

    Join Pip the Colonial Mouse for the national bell ringing ceremony and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pip will wear 18th-century attire and a tri-corner hat when he greets kids for the event at 1 p.m....
  • 'America': Dinesh D'Souza's revisionist history

    'America': Dinesh D'Souza's revisionist history
    It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point. There's D'Souza, arch-conservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed "2016: Obama's America," in...
  • Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'America: Imagine the World Without Her' &#9733 1/2
    It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point. There's D'Souza, archconservative Ivy League immigrant, creator of the popular anti-Obama screed "2016: Obama's America," in...
  • Valerie Strauss: July 4, 1776 — Popular misconceptions about American independence / VIDEO

    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776, and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • Join Pip the mouse for national bell ringing on the Fourth

     
    Join Pip the Colonial Mouse for the national bell ringing ceremony and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Children can meet Pip who will be wearing 18th-century attire and a tri-corner hat, for the event at...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Delray hosts 'Juneteenth' celebration

    Delray hosts 'Juneteenth' celebration
    Freedom calls for a celebration. A party is just what Delray's Spady Cultural Museum had on the menu to honor Juneteenth, a day in history that honors the end of slavery after the Civil War. Spady Museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing black...
  • 1964: A violent, historic year in Florida

    1964: A violent, historic year in Florida
    March 6, 1964: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his only visit to Orlando. Civil-rights leaders from St. Augustine come to Orlando seeking help from King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the "St. Augustine Movement" underway to...