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Coming to Terms With Appomattox

On April 9th, 1865, with his army surrounded and his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realizes there is little choice but to consider…

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Not to Act is to Act

On April 8th,1945, Lutheran pastor, theologian and Nazi-resistance leader Dietrich Bonhoeffer is hanged at Flossenburg, only days before the American liberation of his concentration camp….

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Talent and Torment

On April 5th, 1994, icon Kurt Donald Cobain of the band Nirvana dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Seattle. In March…

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Stop Acting So Gay

Stereotypes allow for people to feel like they can safely vent hate because stereotypes are based on things that are sometimes true.  The inherent result is that bigotry leads to the belief that the stereotypes are always true.  People of a specific race, group, or sexual identity may at times exhibit a common set of behaviors.  Just because all of these things can be true does mean they are always true.

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A Man Called Karol, A Saint Called John Paul

On April 2nd, 2005, Pope Saint John Paul II, history’s most well-traveled pontiff and the first non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century,…

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The Marshall Plan: Strength in Numbers

On April 3rd, 1948, President Harry S Truman signed the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American initiative…

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