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We've gotten one farce after another from the secretive judges at the Swedish Academy who confer the world's most prestigious prize for literature

For most of the 1800s, whites in blackface performed in widely popular minstrel shows, creating racist stereotypes that endured for more than a century.

The first significant Union victory in the Civil War is now honored at one of the newest National Monuments. It was a battle too often ignored by historians and the public.

Seventy-five years ago, Allied soldiers made a daring amphibious landing behind German lines and were soon surrounded in what would become one of the toughest battles of World War II

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The AP's Secret Deal with the Nazis, by Michael S. Rosenwald Did the Associated Press violate the "Trading with the Enemy Act" to profit from selling Nazi propaganda photos, or was this an authorized effort to gain images with legitimate news value?
Frederick Douglass, Refugee, by David Blight Millions forced to flee as refugees and beg for asylum have felt Douglass’s agony, and thought his thoughts.
Gwen Ifill’s Clear-eyed Coverage of Bill Clinton, by David W. Dunlap This past year we lost a legend in the field of journalism. A look back at her coverage of Bill Clinton and the 1992 election and the journalist with the ability to bridge many gaps between race, gender and generations.
What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Us About Ugly Politics, by Mark Tooley We should recall Lincoln's confidence in American democracy despite the perceived failure of the Washington Peace Conference of 1861.
Roosevelt Was Hardly Naive About Stalin, by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. When they met at Yalta, Roosevelt and Stalin had corresponded in more than 300 letters.

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  • Rosenbergs executed

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed by electrocution at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York. The Rosenbergs, tried and convicted for espionage, became the first United States civilians to be executed for espionage in American history.

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  • Senate passes Civil Rights Act

    After a 54-day filibuster, the U.S. Senate passes an amended version of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the most comprehensive civil rights bill in American history. The bill formally outlawed racial segregation in schools and public places, and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2.

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