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Harriet Tubman

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  • Today's front page & trending items

    Today's front page & trending items
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Wednesday. WEATHER Cooler today with a high of 70. It’ll be partly sunny with stiff northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph, with 30 mph gusts possible. The overnight low will be 46. ...
  • Heart-pounding nonfiction for kids

    Heart-pounding nonfiction for kids
    Dramatic true stories have the potential to grab our attention in ways that fiction never can. While daring rebellions, desperate pursuits, peril and courage are all staples of children's adventure novels, they become even more mesmerizing when drawn from...
  • Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

    Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media
    Two former colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in the center of a media whirlwind last week when word got out they’d named an asteroid for Pakistani activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala...
  • Viola Davis to star as Harriet Tubman in HBO movie

    Viola Davis to star as Harriet Tubman in HBO movie
    "How to Get Away with Murder" star Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in a HBO movie about the abolitionist hero. HBO said Monday that the project is based on the biography "Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman," by historian Kate Clifford...
  • Awards honor billionaire attorney Gary, state high court justice Rucker

    Awards honor billionaire attorney Gary, state high court justice Rucker
    The third annual Katie Hall Public Service Awards luncheon at the Genesis Convention Center honored Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker and guest speaker and billionaire attorney Willie E. Gary. Known as the "giant killer" for taking down...
  • Students get a real life Civil War lesson

    Students get a real life Civil War lesson
    The booming sound from a cannon outside of Elm Middle School on Wednesday prompted screams from students, but also sparked an interest in Civil War. The school had its annual Civil War Day event for the school's seventh grade class on April 22 at the...
  • US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill
    The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury...
  • Prospect fifth-graders culminate study with Civil War day

    Prospect fifth-graders culminate study with Civil War day
    The 80-plus fifth-graders at Prospect School heard April 17 from Harriet Tubman and presented Civil War projects to parents, grandparents and others. It was the culmination of their study of the Civil War and included a day full of in-school activities....
  • Should a woman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?

    Should a woman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?
    In five years there could be a new face on the $20 bill -- a woman's. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced legislation this week that would create a citizen panel to suggest a woman to replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. “Our...
  • Is there value to the n-word?

    Is there value to the n-word?
    The "n-word" — what a complicated topic to discuss in 2015. You're either for its free expression or against its very existence. Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to be referred to as a "colored person," with signs hanging on walls...
  • History series begins with Sojourner Truth

    History series begins with Sojourner Truth
    Start with fascinating people from American history, add talented actors, painstaking research, detailed period costumes and even snacks, and you have the Lake County Parks' annual History Speaks series, which kicks off Sunday. This is the third year...