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Category: Education

Emancipation Proclamation: Not as clean-cut as history would have us believe

Prior to the Civil War, America was divided into five categories: Radical Northern Republicans: whose attitude was slavery is wrong – end it now. They believed all human lives mattered, whether on or off a plantation, and all were equal, created in the image of God. This group included abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, anti-slavery preachers, […] …

The empire Mark Twain thought ‘richly deserved’ destruction

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born Nov. 30, 1835. His first popular story was “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” written in 1865 while he was in San Francisco. In 1866, as a reporter for the Sacramento Union, Mark Twain traveled to the Sandwich Islands (present-day Hawaii). In 1867, a […] …

University demands people be warned about seeing a cross

Soldiers in World War II were burying their fellow combatants under crosses when they were college age. So were the ground troops in Vietnam. And Korea. But now, one American university says that just seeing crosses can cause “emotional trauma.” That’s the subject of a new lawsuit by the Alliance Defending Freedom over a demand […] …

This day in WND history: Lindbergh’s double life proved?

Lindbergh’s double life proved? Nov. 29, 2003: DNA tests proved one of the 20th-century’s best-known figures, Charles Lindbergh, had a second family in Germany that apparently remained hidden from his wife, according to three siblings who claimed to be his children. Dyrk and David Hesshaimer and their sister, Astrid Bouteuil, said they had no plans to stake […] …