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- Opinion: On Easter, Jesus' Evolution Tells of Changing America
Jesus has been born and born again over the course of American history.
- Editorial: What's the harm in teaching Mexican-American history
The Texas Board of Education in 2010 tried to oust Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence, from the state history texts because the founder who coined the phrase “separation of church and state” grated against their conservative skins. That same conservatism prompted them to try to inject religious “creationism” into the state’s science texts.
- Charleston's African American museum: Will it be built?
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley has long had a vision to tell the story of how generations of African-Americans made their way onto these shores.
- Toyota helps preserve piece of American history
Toyota Motor Corp. is donating $100,000 to help preserve and display 10 key documents from American history at the National Archives.
- Smithsonian to host summer sleepovers for students
WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Night at the Museum" will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer. The Smithsonian Associates will host Smithsonian Sleepovers at the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History.
- Huguette Clark’s family art collection up for sale
A $50 million-plus family art collection that spans more than a century of American history is up for auction. Beginning Friday, items from “An American Dynasty: the Clark Family Treasures,”...
- ‘Gosnell’ – An American Horror Story Breaks Indiegogo Funding Records
It’s the American horror story that has largely been ignored by the media – a mass murderer who gruesomely killed thousands of people over a thirty-year period, “the most prolific serial killer in American History,” and producers of a movie about Kermit Gosnell have turned to crowdfunding with Indiegogo to get the story told. The
- "Captain America" Star Comes From a Line of Real-Life Captain Americas
Captain America represents the quintessential American hero, a soldier who is wholly dedicated to defending the ideals of this country. In celebration of the release of the film sequel, "Captain America: ...
- Marian Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, an orange-and-black ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic performance at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
- VIDEO: Upper Dublin School District celebrates its African-American history
It was a packed house in Upper Dublin High School’s Performing Arts Center as community members young and old came together to honor the school district’s rich African-American history March 29.