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The Lethality of National Adolescence and Ignorance

On April 12th, 1861, the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, SC, the resulting battle and eventual surrender by the US Army garrison mark…

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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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The Low Down on Georgia’s Voter Suppression Law

For the second time this month, a voter suppression bill was passed into law. This time around, it was Georgia and governor Brian Kemp did the honors. And just to make sure everyone got the message, the signing took place in a closed room under a painting of a slave plantation. Because if you’re going to pass legislation that disenfranchises African American voters you might as well go all out and rub their noses in it. At least they wore masks instead of hoods.

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The Sage of Monticello

On February 17th, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected the third president of the United States, bringing about the first peaceful transfer of power from one…

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Paradise Lost?

On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliuokalani, the rightful monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is overthrown in a coup tacitly led by American sugar planters…

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The Nation’s First From Old Dominion

On this day in 1990 Douglas Wilder becomes the first-ever African American elected governor of a US state, and the first governor of color in…

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