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The Power of Voting

As Pennsylvania Primary Day approaches, this seems the perfect time to share a true story about how over a hundred years ago William King, a Presbyterian minister instilled the power of voting to freed slaves living in Canada.  638 more words

The Jim Crow Car (1892)

From the Crittenden Press – October 13, 1892 (View Original)

How the Separate Coach Law Works in Texas – Negroes Get the Best of It… 897 more words


Creative Writing: "I Am Not Black Face"

We’ve been working on the Jim Crow Laws in class and we came upon creating a writing project in response to Blackface and the effect it has had on the generations to follow, and how people perceive minorities. 1,080 more words

Living in Maycomb

For the past month or so my boys and I have been living in 1935.  In Maycomb, Alabama.  We have felt the berating accusations of Mrs. 808 more words

Atticus v. Antonin: Farewell Harper Lee

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Last week we lost a number of people who made a real difference. One of them never held elective office, and she remained a part and parcel of the town that she was born and raised in, that was Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel… 768 more words


A President's Day Reflection" Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Today is President’s Day and instead of doing much I am simply going to post one of the most poignant and meaningful speeches ever given by a President,  Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. 1,869 more words