FamilySearch has announced completion of the Freedmen's Bureau Project, indexing the names of millions of African Americans collected directly following emancipation.
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The familiar Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the American Civil War. Longfellow's life was at low ebb -- his wife recently had died and his Union soldier son lay critically wounded -- yet he found hope in the spirit of Christmas. This is a gorgeous musical arrangement of Longfellow's original words.
In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, legal scholar Michelle Alexander writes that many of the gains of the civil rights movement have been undermined by the mass incarceration of black Americans in the war on drugs
The eighty-one manuscript letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe''s onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous time in American history, 1856-1863. A veritable Who''s Who in literature during the period, the women''s letters reference works and writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Walt Whitman, and scores of women writers such as Margaret Fuller, Paulina Davis, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Susan Warner, Julia Ward…
MOREHOUSE College A Proud Tradition of Producing Outstanding Leaders Although times change, Morehouse’s mission remains steadfast: to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today, whether “today” is post-Civil War or turn of the new millennium. Martin Luther King Jr. led the country through one of its most transforming civic movements; David Satcher resuscitated the issues of health care disparity and access; Maynard Jackson taught…
Morgan Freeman performs the words of Fredrick Douglass addressing a white audience about the Fourth of July.