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Horrors of Holiday Holocaust in Chicago’s Finest Theater (1903

Horrors of Holiday Holocaust in Chicago’s Finest Theater (1903)
(From the Minneapolis Journal – December 31, 1903)

Out Of 1300 Barely 300 Escaped Uninjured
Chicago, Dec. 2,486 more words


Saluting Satchmo

Through a strange set of circumstances and serendipity, I discovered that July 31-Aug. 3 is the Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans’ French Quarter. This festival celebrates the genius of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong through numerous live performances, seminars, and food. 1,802 more words


It is All in the Name

So, you all know that my name is Christina. I was named after a fictional character in a novel my mom was reading while I was “baking in her oven”. 653 more words

Black History

Save newspapers for Sundays?

David Boardman shook up the journalism world last week with his breathtakingly well written and passionate suggestion that newspapers are dying. Actually, that doesn’t do his piece justice. 484 more words


TRIAL HISTORY of the Amistad Case

TRIAL HISTORY of the Amistad Case
NOTE: There were two Amistad trials, one criminal and one civil. In 1839, federal criminal trials were heard by the Circuit Court, presided over by a justice of the U. 4,333 more words


Pocket Full of Sexism

When I got to work this morning, I had the unique experience of receiving an email that I had sent (unknowingly to myself) almost twenty years earlier. 769 more words

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