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  • Bertram Wyatt-Brown, acclaimed historian

    Bertram Wyatt-Brown, acclaimed historian
    Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an acclaimed and influential professor of American history who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at...
  • Obama critics show little interest in facts

    I really had to mull my response to letter writer Ilene O'Connell ("Ashamed of the country that re-elected Obama," Nov. 8). Initially, I was incredulous and dismissive. I realize that won't help here. First, she could have looked up that he was a U.S....
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie reviews

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie reviews
    This week's featured adaptation is "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and the movie reviews are decidedly mixed. The film fits into the classic-cum-monster genre popularized by Seth Grahame-Smith and others, and shows a new side of Honest Abe, wailing away...
  • Saturday's birthday celebration a historic event at Benjamin Banneker Museum

    Saturday's birthday celebration a historic event at Benjamin Banneker Museum
    Friends and descendants of Benjamin Banneker gathered Nov. 10 to mark the 281st birthday of the famed African-American astronomer and mathematician who is also known for his work surveying the land that eventually became Washington, D.C. But this time...
  • Back Story: Photos vividly brought Civil War home

    Back Story: Photos vividly brought Civil War home
    If Vietnam was the nation's first televised war, then the Civil War was the country's first photographed war, dramatically and vividly bringing into American homes the horrors and carnage their husbands, brothers and sons faced on the battlefield. In his...
  • Black, gay and Christian, Marylanders struggle with conflicts

    Black, gay and Christian, Marylanders struggle with conflicts
    While growing up in an African-American Baptist church, Harris Thomas was taught homosexuality is an "abomination in the eyes of God." As a young minister, he disparaged the gay lifestyle even while secretly pursuing it. Today he heads a Baltimore...
  • Revelation at the Walters

    Revelation at the Walters
    People passing through the intersection at Charles and Centre streets recently may have noticed an intriguing banner hanging from the wall above the entrance to the Walters Art Museum. The oversize image depicts a black woman dressed in the manner of a...
  • Walters art exhibit focuses on Africans living in Renaissance Europe

    Walters art exhibit focuses on Africans living in Renaissance Europe
    The view of a 16th-century Lisbon street is such a teeming hodgepodge of races, social classes and religions and has so much life on display — much of it mischievous — that's it hard not to smile. Slightly to the right of center, an African...
  • Get ready for another American age of freedom

    The more I think about the current mind sets of the Republican and Democratic parties, the more I am reminded about the Civil War. If one replaces the word "slavery" with words like "same-sex marriage, abortion and immigration," the results are very...
  • A nation divided

    The more I consider the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats, the more I am reminded of the Civil War era. If one replaces the word "slavery" with words like "same-sex marriage," "abortion" and "immigration," the similarities are striking....
  • An urgent task: reducing health disparities

    For the first time in history, slightly more than half of newborn Americans are people of color. It is projected that by 2050, the majority of Americans will be from minority populations. This demographic shift has serious implications on a myriad of...
  • Baltimore Sun in the news

    Baltimore Sun in the news
    There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them. Nonetheless,...