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Special to SunSpotThe advertisement is yellowed and torn, but its message is clear. Beans canned by Cambridge's Phillips Packing Company have "that down in Dixie flavor." The statement appears below an image of a large African-American woman wearing a headscarf and holding...
Special to SunSpotWhile it's true that Ocean City is only a few hours in the car for grown-ups, it is a long ride to the beach if you're a kid. After awhile, endless corn fields and chicken farms lose their novelty. Recognizing that travel-weary, boredom-addled kids are a...
Sun Pop Music CriticThat's not an easy place to discuss. It harbors many ghosts, and the pain from certain events that took place there hasn't necessarily lessened with time. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the Union, with low employment, poor schools, shabby...
Special to SunSpotBowie State University's roots date to the post-Civil War era when it was established to educate African-American teachers. The oldest historically black college in Maryland and the third oldest in the nation held its first classes at the African...
Sun StaffIn his father's day, parents would catch frogs for students to dissect in biology class. Supplies were inadequate and textbooks outdated. But the standard for students was uncompromising: They needed to perform at twice the level of whites if they were...
IT IS A MANTRA among black Americans that we are insufficiently aware of our history, that our advancement will be hobbled until we are all rooted in a sense of continuity with the past. Yet every year we are regaled with not just a Black History Day but...
Sun StaffAlmost every schoolchild knows the fabled Harriet Tubman -- "The Moses of Her People," "Conductor of the Underground Railroad" -- and most adults probably know what every schoolchild knows. Children's stories, but little more. Amazingly, until this...
Sun StaffThe small wooden building that once housed Queenstown Elementary School contains a paradox. Built in the era of racial segregation, it was a place where black children received a second-rate education. Its teachers were paid less than white teachers, and...
Sun StaffJerry Pinkney's ornate book illustrations reflect his vision of the world: a rainbow of races, generations and experiences from which he draws inspiration. Since 1964, the award-winning illustrator has enchanted people in 13 countries and 10 languages...
Tags: Family, Death, Minority Groups, U.S. Postal Service, Hamilton
The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.One of this area's few remaining slave cabins seemed certain to be lost to history. The two-room, wood-sided building, once one of dozens of similar cabins on Point of Pines plantation, had suffered from decades of neglect, a pronounced lean and lots of...
Tags: Emmett Till, Museums, Culture, Sociology, Employees
The Philadelphia InquirerThe sign adjacent to historic Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Woolwich Township, a one-story white frame building, usually reads, "All Are Welcome." But on Sunday, parishioners discovered vandals had scrambled the letters to produce "No Nigers Welcome."...
Tags: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Slavery
Winning Law Day Essay: "Equality in College Admissions" By Elizabeth Sherwood North Central Michigan College student There are many people who have played an important role in the journey to equality for all. The most notable of those people...
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