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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2013
To find out what she needed to discover about the life-changing matters that her parents didn't discuss, Isabel Wilkerson interviewed 1,200 people over 18 months. She re-created one man's harrowing 1,500-mile car trip from Louisiana to California. She picked cotton by hand. She visited quilting clubs, senior centers and hospitals, took bus trips and attended funerals. She scoured census data and tracked down 75-year-old research reports. It took her 15 years to finish "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," which picked up the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2013
To find out what she needed to discover about the life-changing matters that her parents didn't discuss, Isabel Wilkerson interviewed 1,200 people over 18 months. She re-created one man's harrowing 1,500-mile car trip from Louisiana to California. She picked cotton by hand. She visited quilting clubs, senior centers and hospitals, took bus trips and attended funerals. She scoured census data and tracked down 75-year-old research reports. It took her 15 years to finish "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," which picked up the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
In 1940, when he was 22 years old, artist Jacob Lawrence began a project that would consume him for a year. Across 60 panels, each 18-by-12 inches, he painted an epic narrative called "The Migration of the Negro."Done in tempera paint and gesso (a mixture of chalk and glue), the paintings depict the exodus of African-Americans from the rural South to cities in the North, from 1916 to 1919.For years, the series of numbered paintings has been split between the Museum of Modern Art in New York (even numbers)
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By Mike Giuliano | March 7, 2013
A plain set is the congenial setting for the home truths imparted by Samm-Art Williams' "Home" at Rep Stage. Like the several wood platforms on which most of the action occurs, this play gets down to basics. The three actors have very few props or costume changes with which to contend, so they have plenty of time for storytelling. The central story involves an ardently ordinary man, Cephus Miles (Robert Lee Hardy), who grows up on a North Carolina farm and then moves to an unnamed northern city in search of economic opportunity and upward mobility.
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February 21, 2012
For the past many months, Cable TV's History Channel has been using a rather clever tag line that notes History is made every day. Historians, academics and anyone with a basic knowledge of what came before can have spirited discussions for hours on end as to what history entails, what parts of it are significant, whether people are thrust into positions that make them noteworthy or whether they affect history because they are noteworthy....
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By Mike Giuliano | March 7, 2013
A plain set is the congenial setting for the home truths imparted by Samm-Art Williams' "Home" at Rep Stage. Like the several wood platforms on which most of the action occurs, this play gets down to basics. The three actors have very few props or costume changes with which to contend, so they have plenty of time for storytelling. The central story involves an ardently ordinary man, Cephus Miles (Robert Lee Hardy), who grows up on a North Carolina farm and then moves to an unnamed northern city in search of economic opportunity and upward mobility.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | October 28, 2004
ST. LOUIS - So what's next? Cats lying down with dogs? The Eagles winning an NFC championship game? The Boston Red Sox are champions of the world for the first time in 86 years, and they won in such dynamic fashion that there is little doubt that they have totally, unquestionably reversed the Curse of the Bambino. Eight straight victories against the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. Eight straight against two teams that combined to win 206 games during the regular season. They pulled off the greatest comeback in the history of baseball's postseason play to defeat the Yankees in the American League Championship Series and then turned the winningest team in baseball into a docile fellow traveler in their historic ride to the top of the baseball world.
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May 4, 2008
ART THE GREAT MIGRATION / / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. N.W., Washington. $8-$10. 202-387-2151 or phillipscollection.org. ....................... All 60 panels of Jacob Lawrence's groundbreaking visual epic of the largest internal migration in U.S. history, the movement of rural Southern blacks to the urban North, are reunited in this spectacular exhibition, created when the artist was still in his 20s. This is the work that put African-American art on the map when it was first exhibited in the 1940s.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2011
Saturday is National Train Day with celebrations at multiple locations, including Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Chicago. Amtrak, which celebrates its 40 th anniversary this year, will unveil a host of attractions and a major discount: free fare for kids. For every adult passenger in coach, one child can ride free when you make reservations by Friday – and at least three days in advance – for travel through June 9. Use promo code H859. Events at Washington’s Union Station include model trains, live performances, historic cars and a 40 th Anniversary exhibit train displaying historic advertising, uniforms, photos and other memorabilia.
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December 20, 2000
4Kids: Featured Site of the Month What is the wingspan of the giant flying foxes that live in Indonesia? TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE Laughter may just be the best medicine, according to the ThinkQuest Web site Laughing Out Loud to Good Health. Giggle your way to library.thinkquest. org / 25500 / You'll find tons of information about the positive benefits of laughter. The site examines emotions and how they contribute to the things we find funny. Kid Quest: What three factors help you to form the "right attitude" as an "antidote to stress"?
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February 21, 2012
For the past many months, Cable TV's History Channel has been using a rather clever tag line that notes History is made every day. Historians, academics and anyone with a basic knowledge of what came before can have spirited discussions for hours on end as to what history entails, what parts of it are significant, whether people are thrust into positions that make them noteworthy or whether they affect history because they are noteworthy....
NEWS
May 4, 2008
ART THE GREAT MIGRATION / / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. N.W., Washington. $8-$10. 202-387-2151 or phillipscollection.org. ....................... All 60 panels of Jacob Lawrence's groundbreaking visual epic of the largest internal migration in U.S. history, the movement of rural Southern blacks to the urban North, are reunited in this spectacular exhibition, created when the artist was still in his 20s. This is the work that put African-American art on the map when it was first exhibited in the 1940s.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | October 28, 2004
ST. LOUIS - So what's next? Cats lying down with dogs? The Eagles winning an NFC championship game? The Boston Red Sox are champions of the world for the first time in 86 years, and they won in such dynamic fashion that there is little doubt that they have totally, unquestionably reversed the Curse of the Bambino. Eight straight victories against the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. Eight straight against two teams that combined to win 206 games during the regular season. They pulled off the greatest comeback in the history of baseball's postseason play to defeat the Yankees in the American League Championship Series and then turned the winningest team in baseball into a docile fellow traveler in their historic ride to the top of the baseball world.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
In 1940, when he was 22 years old, artist Jacob Lawrence began a project that would consume him for a year. Across 60 panels, each 18-by-12 inches, he painted an epic narrative called "The Migration of the Negro."Done in tempera paint and gesso (a mixture of chalk and glue), the paintings depict the exodus of African-Americans from the rural South to cities in the North, from 1916 to 1919.For years, the series of numbered paintings has been split between the Museum of Modern Art in New York (even numbers)
NEWS
August 10, 1993
TWO months ago, an electrical fire badly damaged the Charles Street mansion that housed the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center.That may have been a blessing in disguise. The Eubie Blake center was forced to move and has become the first of the cultural institutions to occupy the Brokerage, which the city hopes to develop into a major crowd attraction.At the present, the Brokerage, at 34 Market Place, is a ghost of an arcade. Renovated at a great cost during the go-go days of 1980s real estate speculation, it was supposed to house trendy boutiques, saloons and restaurants.
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By Sherrilyn A. Ifill | November 25, 2010
Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is family time. There's the food, the new babies passed around (and sometimes over) the table, the inevitable (uncomfortable) questions about new boyfriends or the state of some relative's marriage, the football arguments, and just the sheer joy of families spending time together. But amid this familiar bustle, we may miss the opportunity Thanksgiving provides to elicit from our elders stories about our history. Case in point: After Barack Obama was elected president, I struck up a conversation with several of the elderly women in my church.
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