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African American History Museum to hold annual gala
The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum's largest and most critical fundraiser is coming up later this month.The museum's third annual Honoring Our Heritage gala to benefit its exhibition and education programming is at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hilton Springfield."We don't do a lot of fundraising," said Jerrie Blakely, president of the museum. But she anticipates that ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:26:32 -0700

Young girls get history lesson from American Girl Dolls
American Girl Dolls are inspired by many things. From historical characters of America's past, all the way to contemporary dolls that explore issues in the 21st century. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:32:16 -0700

Fil-Am history month is more fun at the Asian Art Museum in SF
SAN FRANCISCO — Filipino Americans throughout the San Francsico Bay Area gathered at the Asian Art Museum, Sunday, October 5 for the opening celebration of the Filipino American History Month.   This year’s theme, Tulay (bridge), tries to link the experiences of multiple generations of Filipino Americans as well as that of Filipinos in the […] Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:40:50 -0700

Farms Finest: Mason jars preserve food and American history
Overnight, in the mid-1800s, an improvement in food preservation increased the very odds of a family’s survival. From pioneering ancestors to the military, another option suddenly became available that went beyond salting, drying, smoking or pickling. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:12:56 -0700

Negro Leagues Museum a jewel of Kansas City
One of the best things about the Royals winning the American League pennant is that in addition to putting Kansas City back on the map, it reminds fans all over that this city has a tremendous baseball history. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:45:48 -0700

Sparring over high school course raises questions about historical 'truths'
The debate over changes to an advanced high school U.S. history course, which one opponent has called a "radical rejectionist view" of America, has raised questions about which historical "truths" students should be taught. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:17:58 -0700

Kiszla: Broncos DT Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton discipline unjust hypocrisy
Through the mouth of hip-hop star Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, the most infamous racial slur in American history has been elevated to an art form that has made him famous and extremely rich. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:49:40 -0700

Coverage You Can Count On
COLUMBIA - A previously unknown story of Civil War history was told in Columbia Thursday. African-American Civil War Museum Curator Hari Jones was in town to discuss the vital, but he said widely unknown, role African-Americans played in the war. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:46:34 -0700

Does Philly, and not Boston, deserve credit as the Tea Party birthplace?
The Tea Party protests of 1773 were undoubtedly a turning point in American history, but does Philadelphia have a rightful claim on being the starting point of the colonial movement? Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:47 -0700

Change in U.S. History AP Test Is Patriotic
During the 11 years Trevor Packer has run the College Board’s Advanced Placement program, teachers of AP U.S. history have bemoaned the wide-open nature of the AP final exam’s multiple-choice section. Questions could range across anything related to American history. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:58:50 -0700

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