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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad will be remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in...
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman's struggle to help roughly 70 slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad was remembered on Saturday at the groundbreaking of a Maryland state park in her honor. An escaped slave herself, Tubman toiled in bondage...
Why we need the liberal arts It is essential to nurture creators and inventors if our society is to thriveAspects of recent debates about the value of a liberal arts education, its usefulness and its appropriateness strike a familiar and disturbing historical chord. Our nation's brightest students, contemplating the dedication of four years to the highest...
Contributing WriterThere is an interesting story in the Old Testament that involves a lender and a borrower. An audit was made, and the books didn’t balance. The borrower was called to account, and he pleaded poverty. The lender, not satisfied, held a legal...
After taking on campaign finance with his super PAC last year, Stephen Colbert appears to have moved on to a new favorite cause: voting rights. As the host explained Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” he’s “personally...
In South Dakota, we are proud of our work ethic. But I don’t think I know what some people mean when they say “work ethic.” I take the work ethic to mean I take pleasure in performing a task. It means that I look for ways to...
Tags: Mark Twain, Employment, Ethics, Values, Religion and Belief
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost...
The Hartford CourantTwo of my favorite quotes are from Frederick Douglass, an American hero and one of more compelling voices in the 19th century on slavery and human rights. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress.'' "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It...
As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music. “With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves. “Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...
These thoughts might be controversial to some, but the issue is timely, and the moment to correct a series of injustices is now. Therefore, it is time for our country, and all of us in it, to recognize and enforce marriage equality. Before I go further,...
RedEyeMSNBC Docs will shine its spotlight on human trafficking in Chicago in a new special, "Sex Slaves: Windy City." The special airs at 9 p.m. April 7 CT as part of the investigative series, hosted by the "Today" show's Natalie Morales, that explores the...
email@example.comThe worst part about being a slave wasn’t the beatings or the being forced to work for free, said Michael Crutcher, acting as Frederick Douglas. No, the worst part was never getting to see his mother’s face in the light of day. “...
Tags: Martin Luther King Jr.
Mar 9, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Mar 9, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Mar 3, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 8, 2013 |Story| AM News
Mar 7, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 6, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Mar 4, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 28, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Apr 6, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 5, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
Apr 3, 2013 |Story| RedEye
Feb 28, 2013 |Story| Jessamine Journal
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