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Frederick Douglass

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  • Free Friday: Bob Stillman Concert and Hair Makeover from Slique'

    Free Friday: Bob Stillman Concert and Hair Makeover from Slique'
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Bob Stillman Concert 2) Hair Makeover from Slique What: It Could Happen To You: A Valentine's Day Celebration with Bob Stillman Presenter: Arts Brookfield at World...
  • Should We End Black History Month?

    Should We End Black History Month?
    More Than A Month premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 pm Why do we have Black History Month? That’s one question -- among many -- raised by More Than a Month, a documentary premiering on PBS’s Independent Lens...
  • Fran Drescher: Cancer Schmancer

    Fran Drescher: Cancer Schmancer
    Our Mission CANCER - We’ve all been affected by it in some way, whether it’s ourselves, our families or our friends.  This year, cancer will be the leading killer in the world.  In the U.S. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with...
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Bill Moller in for  Greg Jarrett                               6:09 a.m.  Our very own Karen Conti provides some insight into several high-profile courtroom battles currently in the news:  Dr. Conrad Murray, Amanda Knox and William...
  • On The Chopping Block: List Of Academically At-Risk Schools Out

    On The Chopping Block: List Of Academically At-Risk Schools Out
    A new list of academically troubled New York City schools is out, and while parents and students citywide are wondering what their school's fate is, the new list is hitting one neighborhood particularly hard. The building that houses Wadleigh High School...
  • Feedback: Your favorite travel book

    Feedback: Your favorite travel book
    Bill Bryson is my personal standard as far as travel literature. He's appealing in his teddy bear look and sharp in his wit. His ability to describe things in detail makes me feel as if I'm right next to him, bellying up to the same bar. "A Walk in the...
  • D.C. churches ask: Where will Obamas worship?

    Frederick Douglass once worshiped in the fifth pew on the 16th Street side of Metropolitan AME Church. President Bill Clinton prayed here before both of his inaugurations. Come January, members hope President-elect Barack Obama and his family pick a...
  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • Dorothy Sterling, author of African American children's literature, dies at 95

    Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
  • Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85

    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85
    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, forerunner to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, died Dec. 4 at George Washington University Hospital of complications from a fall at his home last month. He was 85. When he...
  • 'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick

    'The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama' by David Remnick
    On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
  • 'Who Is Mark Twain?'

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'
    When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade. "Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...