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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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Major League Baseballs Shot Across The Bow

The decision by Major League Baseball to pull its All-Star Game and draft out of Atlanta and relocate it to another location over the recently passed Georgia voter suppression law, however, is not your typical boycott. Not only is it warranted, it will hopefully send a clear and unambiguous message to other states that are considering similar voter suppression laws. You screw around with voters’ rights, you’ll face the consequences.

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The Content of Their Character

On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot in the head at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at 6:01 p.m….

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Tiny Atoms, Big Problems

On March 28th, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the US nuclear power industry occurs at reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island…

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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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Like a Living Torch

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City consumes the lives of 146 garment workers; 123 women and 23…

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