Opinion

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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New book about Alger Hiss revives Cold War mythology

As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.

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Class struggle boils over

The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.

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"In Darkness": How a few Polish Jews escaped the Nazis

What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?

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Debbie Amis Bell: Memories of a Freedom Rider

"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.

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Recapturing the social identity of the Black church

In the days of the past, the black church served as a beacon of hope for the lost-soul seeking grace and mercy.

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Celebrating the life of Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.

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Portuguese government to unemployed: “There’s the door!”

Portugal's prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, of the right-wing Social Democratic Party, shocked many on Dec. 18.

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60 years too late to save the Rosenbergs

Once the executions took place on June 19th, 1953, the fatal errors could not be undone.

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University of Pennsylvania awards Du Bois honorary doctorate

Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.

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