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Letter to The Aegis | August 13, 2013
Editor:  I am writing in regards to the recent article published in The Aegis about the Civil War and my complete distaste for it. While I enjoy reading stories and articles about history, your article seemed to revere the Confederate soldiers. It is a complete a slap in the face to ANY American whose ancestors were slaves!  As I read it I wondered if you would have written the article for a Nazi soldier in the same fashion.  When anyone tries to whitewash the Holocaust they are immediately shunned, as they should be!
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 24, 2013
The film surprises you with vast silences. It is an emptiness that at first seems jarring to sensibilities trained to believe every moment must be crammed. By contrast, this movie takes you into moments of pregnant stillness: no movement on the screen, no dialogue, no swelling music to cue your emotions. At one point, the camera takes what feels like a minute to study Solomon Northup's face as he absorbs the awfulness of his predicament. He does nothing. He says nothing. He simply is. It is silence as respite, silence that gives you room to contemplate and feel.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 16, 2013
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Since that time, these things have happened: •In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago. •In 1896, the Supreme Court legalized segregation. •In 1906, an earthquake leveled the city of San Francisco. •In 1929, the stock market crashed, plunging the nation into the Great Depression. •In 1941, more than 2,400 Americans died in a sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 16, 2013
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Since that time, these things have happened: •In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago. •In 1896, the Supreme Court legalized segregation. •In 1906, an earthquake leveled the city of San Francisco. •In 1929, the stock market crashed, plunging the nation into the Great Depression. •In 1941, more than 2,400 Americans died in a sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 24, 2013
The film surprises you with vast silences. It is an emptiness that at first seems jarring to sensibilities trained to believe every moment must be crammed. By contrast, this movie takes you into moments of pregnant stillness: no movement on the screen, no dialogue, no swelling music to cue your emotions. At one point, the camera takes what feels like a minute to study Solomon Northup's face as he absorbs the awfulness of his predicament. He does nothing. He says nothing. He simply is. It is silence as respite, silence that gives you room to contemplate and feel.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 16, 2008
Dispatches for the New York Tribune By Karl Marx Before achieving fame as a political philosopher, Karl Marx wrote lots of journalism, in Germany, in England and for Charles Dana, editor of Horace Greeley's New York Tribune, then the newspaper with the biggest circulation in the world. John F. Kennedy once said that maybe if Greeley had paid Marx a few bucks more, the Russian Revolution and the Cold War would never have happened, a great joke with a kernel of truth hiding in it. Whatever we make of the answers Marx gave in Das Kapital, these vivid pieces show how clearly he perceived and felt the problems of poverty and ownership in the first stages of industrial capitalism.
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January 20, 2007
ELIZABETH FOX-GENOVESE, 65 Author on women's issues Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, a historian and author who influenced conservative thought on women's issues, has died in Atlanta. Dr. Fox-Genovese, the Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities at Emory University, died Jan. 2 at Emory University Hospital of complications from surgery in October, the university said in a statement posted on its Web site. A self-described complex conservative, Dr. Fox-Genovese earned her doctorate at Harvard.
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December 1, 1992
SO YOU thought Hollywood made legends?The recent onslaught of Columbus-bashing films and programs seems to say otherwise. A conservative group, Media Research Center, describes Hollywood's latest venture into political correctness in its November newsletter, "TV, etc." It's hard to recognize the Columbus of legend. He's been turned into a scoundrel of monstrous proportions.In the film, "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," we're faced with a thieving, cruel Columbus who not only steals personal jewels and gold from the local Taino Indians, but shackles and curses them when they won't recite Christian verses.
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By Hartford Courant | March 23, 2003
Quick, how many U.S. presidents owned slaves? Two? Washington and Jefferson? Hmm. Madison and Monroe? A new Web site created by a Wesleyan University psychology professor and a team of researchers and designers is an eye-opener. The answer is not two. Two is not even close. Four is not close either. Go to www.understanding prejudice.org/slavery, and take the quiz. If you are like most of the people who have taken it so far, you will flunk. You also will be asked to guess how many slaves were owned by each of the presidents who owned slaves.
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November 6, 1992
Much as Americans deplore the catastrophe of social breakdown in Somalia, something similar is happening closer to home in Liberia, where American associations are greater. In a civil war with no winners, the whole Liberian people are losers. Some 20,000 have been killed since 1990 and twice as many starved to death.The American nuns, Sisters Barbara Ann Mutra, Mary Joel Kolmer, Shirley Kolmer, Kathleen McGuire and Agnes Mueller, all in their 50s and 60s, nurses and teachers, spent years in Liberia, helping its development and sharing the lot of its people.
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Letter to The Aegis | August 13, 2013
Editor:  I am writing in regards to the recent article published in The Aegis about the Civil War and my complete distaste for it. While I enjoy reading stories and articles about history, your article seemed to revere the Confederate soldiers. It is a complete a slap in the face to ANY American whose ancestors were slaves!  As I read it I wondered if you would have written the article for a Nazi soldier in the same fashion.  When anyone tries to whitewash the Holocaust they are immediately shunned, as they should be!
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By Susan Hansen and Susan Hansen,Washington Bureau of The Sun | January 10, 1991
WASHINGTON -- A large segment of Americans think the Holocaust could happen again, according to a new survey, which found 42 percent believe it likely that the Jewish people will face a similar threat in coming years.Of that number, 17 percent said they considered another Holocaust"very likely" to occur somewhere in the world, and 25 percent rated it as "somewhat likely."The survey of attitudes toward the Holocaust -- in which an estimated 6 million European Jews perished -- also found that younger Americans tend to be significantly less informed.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 3, 2004
YOU HAD TO figure that somewhere along the line, Maryland's General Assembly would get in on the reparations-for-slavery debate. It did this year, with members of the Senate and House adopting a joint resolution "concerning reparations for the Enslavement of African Americans." The capitalization of enslavement is their doing, not mine. The state resolution is in support of Michigan Rep. John Conyers' proposal which calls for a commission to study the effects of slavery, including economic discrimination, on African-Americans today.
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