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Dred Scott and the Lock of 100 Keys

On March 6th, 1857, the US Supreme Court makes a fateful ruling on constitutional law in Dred Scott v. Sanford. It held “(Black Africans imported…

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The Mystic Chords of Memory . . .

On this day in 1861, Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as 16th President of the still-adolescent United States. The plainly avuncular, litigating rail-splitter from Illinois…

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The Miracle Work Begins

On March 3rd, 1887, Anne Sullivan arrives at the Keller family estate, Ivy Green, to begin teaching and training their blind, deaf and “dumb” daughter…

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Abolition’s Advent

On this day in 1807, the US Congress passes an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction…

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Duty and Deviance

Providing us a study in contrasts, on this day in 1961, Pres. John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10924, officially launching the Peace Corps. Concerned…

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Animus in Consulendo Liber

On this day in 1994, in NATO’s first military action since its formation, U.S. fighter planes acting under United Nations sanction shoot down four Serbian…

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