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A century later, plans underway for WWI memorial in Washington

Washington (AFP) - How should the United States honor the wishes of the last American World War I soldier, who asked for a national monument to the country's role in the conflict? The answer is more c... read more

War over 'Peace Cross' puts Supreme Court in crosshairs of debate over government involvement with religion

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ... and cannot excessively entangle church and state. Years later, it outsourced part of the decision-making process to a so-called "reasonable observer." The World War ... read more

Plans underway for National World War I Memorial set to open in D.C.

On Veterans Day Sunday, World War I reenactor James Miller wasn’t just another guy from West Virginia visiting Washington ... But now, a century later, there’s something new: A paek at the planned Nat... read more

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Redeeming the Cyclorama: Why the century-old attraction is anything but a monument to the Confederacy

Six weeks later ... memorial at Stone Mountain. The Cyclorama’s fate reached a head in the 1970s, ironically, during the administration of Atlanta’s first African-American mayor. Maynard Jackson brist... read more

Ira Aldridge: The Black Shakespearean Actor Who Broke Theater's Color Barrier

He served under five presidents. Later in life, Douglass became more ... Unfortunately, when World War I hit Europe, the German army felled much of the forest for wood, diminishing its original ... read more

Trump stands alone at WWI observances

A Kremlin official said later that U.S. and Russian officials decided to drop plans for the Paris meeting after ... Afterward he headed back to Washington. France was the epicenter of World War I, the ... read more

A Black Legacy, Wrapped Up in Fur

There, for $175 per annum, the ideal temperature (under 55 degrees Fahrenheit ... singer Marian Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being denied entry in Washington's Constit... read more

Born a slave, this Navy petty officer founded a community of ‘race pioneers’ to stand against bigotry

While at the university, he met and later ... and racial pre-World War I America. From that era of segregation, characterized by vitriolic racism and the extralegal atrocities of Judge Lynch, arose th... read more

Around Fremont: DAR

Mrs. McDonald reported upon the plans ... 19th century, Uncle Sam has been a popular symbol of the U.S. government. Perhaps the most memorable image of Uncle Sam is on a World War I recruiting ... read more

Bauhaus designers changed the way the world looks. But did they make it better?

World War I had ended in crushing ... the Bauhaus echoed the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement, which cherished handcrafted things as an antidote to factory-made objects and the wider effects of i... read more

Coliseum: A reminder of LA’s vibrant history

In 1946, Kenny Washington and the Los Angeles Rams broke the NFL color barrier in a 20-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Just three years later, the Coliseum ... Games in 1932 and 1984, and pla... read more

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