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Oldest US Veteran of WWII, Lawrence N. Brooks, Dies at 112

Lawrence N. Brooks, the oldest World War II veteran in the U.S. — and believed to be the oldest man in the country —...

Black man behind ‘separate but equal’ ruling is pardoned

By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press Louisiana’s governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad...

Slave life’s harsh realities are erased in Christmas tours of Southern plantations

By Robert E. May, Purdue University This holiday season, many Americans will tour historic mansions in the Southern United States that are beautifully decked out...

Homer Plessy, key to ‘separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press A Louisiana board on Friday voted to pardon Homer Plessy, whose decision to sit in a “whites-only" railroad car to...

Met Returns With 1st Work By A Black Composer In Its History

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press "We bend, we don't break. We sway!" sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up...