Topic: Dred Scott
April 6 marks a key date in one of the most divisive cases in the US Supreme Court's history. The Dred Scott vs. Sanford ruling led the nation into the Civil War. Dred’s name remains well known. Lost is the story of his wife, Harriet, whose cause gives the case its greater meaning.
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TADA! Youth Theater in New York offers kids an opportunity to learn what a theatrical career is all about.
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Abraham Lincoln’s difficult passage through the politics of race
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Two new books document Lincoln's difficult passage through the politics of race.
02/05/2008 12:00 am
Recent moves seek to modify statues and plaques to reflect racist past.
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