Confederate History Month: Sparks fly at Battle of Selma re-enactment
SELMA, Ala. — Fake guns go off like firecrackers on the Fourth of July. But there’s no cheering here, not Read more.
Martin Luther King’s defining moment: A kitchen, in Montgomery, Alabama, past midnight
Well before the March on Washington. Or his “I have a Dream” speech. There was a defining moment for Martin Read more.
Inside Detroit’s Jeanette Pierce dares you: Fall in love with Detroit (yes, Detroit)
Jeanette Pierce was feeling a little tired the other morning. Then she got to talking. About Detroit. Watch out! “I Read more.
Obama’s political roots: Lyndon Johnson’s Texas White House helps tell the story
STONEWALL, Texas — There’s something wistful about this place: a sprawling 600-acre property along the Pedernales River in central Texas. Read more.
They’ve all come to look for America: Ellis Island 55 years later
It’s been 55 years since Ellis Island last opened its doors to millions of immigrants. My mother was one of Read more.
Lewis and Clark expedition still fascinates; “Arrival at Camp River Dubois” December 12-13
More than 200 years after their historic expedition, Lewis and Clark are still part of the national conversation. That was Read more.