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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S.

June 23, 2020

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See Ireland if you do not understand why Confederate monuments and statues should be removed in the U.S. U.S. military bases named after Confederates should also be renamed There are many Americans who agree there should not be an erasing of United States history. Removing Confederate monuments and confederate flags does not erase history o […]

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda

June 19, 2020

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1948: A formerly enslaved African American centenarian and his wife humiliated for Klan propaganda This is a brief look back at a moment in history, captured in American newspapers. This moment is shared so as never to forget and to always pay attention to those around you. Those who smile at you are not always […]

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1862: When President Abraham Lincoln aimed to pay the enslavers to end slavery

June 16, 2020

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1862: When President Abraham Lincoln aimed to pay the enslavers to end slavery This is a brief look back at how newspapers reported the offer to pay enslavers to free the enslaved African descent population. On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president. The Civil War in the United States began in […]

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U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020

May 8, 2020

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U.S. unemployment rate 14.7 percent in April 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to […]

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A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina

May 1, 2020

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A look back at the rise of Charlotte, North Carolina A brief timeline look back on a few events that changed Charlotte ________________ Charlotte mid 1950s Charlotte Master Plan – showing a professional sports stadium along I-77 January 4, 1971 March 18, 1973 November 12, 1973 November 29, 1974 November 29, 1974 February 17, 1975 […]

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A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918

April 22, 2020

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A look back on how the U.S. responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 This is a brief view of how American newspapers reported the events of the 1918 Spanish Flu. This may remind you of how American cities and states are responding today during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Spanish Flu did not […]

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Paris: A look back on the completion of the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889

April 1, 2020

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Paris: A look back on the completion of the Eiffel Tower on March 31, 1889 On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers. The […]

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History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University)

March 31, 2020

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History Remembered: A brief look at the early women of leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) Below is a brief look at a few of the women in leadership at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) as the newspapers presented them. Also, a brief looked at Booker T. Washington’s 1907 view on women in business […]

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Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers

March 22, 2020

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Madam C.J. Walker: A self-made millionaire as written about in the newspapers A brief look back on how a few newspapers covered the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Source: Madame C.J. Walker Papers Manuscript and Visual Collections Department William Henry Smith Memorial Library Indiana Historical Society Sarah Breedlove was born in Delta, La., on December […]

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A look back at when Adolf Hitler was viewed as a messiah by many German people

December 29, 2019

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Yesteryear: A look back at when Adolf Hitler was viewed as a messiah by many German people Modern propaganda techniques—including strong images and simple messages—helped propel Adolf Hitler from a little known extremist to a leading political candidate in Germany’s 1932 presidential elections. Nazi propagandists cast Hitler as a military leader, as a father figure, […]

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