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“The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship” by Deborah Willis; NYU Press (256 pages, $35) ——— It wasn’t just a war for freedom. It was a war for the future. Black soldiers during the Civil War weren’t just fighting for themselves. They were fighting for their children and all who came after. They were fighting for tomorrow. “The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual ...

"The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones" by Larry Loftis; Atria Books (384 pages, $25.49) ––– First, she was a small-town girl turned Manhattan model, sporting the latest Hattie Carnegie designs. Later, she was the Countess of Romanones, a royal jet-setter who partied with Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. And in-between? A secret agent for ...

CHICAGO — Ida B. Wells, the pioneering Chicago journalist who walked into towns across the South that did not want her there and reported on the lynchings of Black men, has been pretty busy lately. She may have died in 1931; she’s buried beside her husband, Ferdinand Barnett, in Oak Woods Cemetery on the South Side. And yet, last spring she received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. Then last ...

“Prohibition New York City: Speakeasy Queen Texas Guinan, Blind Pigs, Drag Balls & More” by David Rosen; (192 pages, $21.99) ——— Last call. On Jan. 17, 1920, Prohibition became a sobering reality. Bars were padlocked, liquor stores shuttered, and thirsty Americans sent home. Beer banned, vodka, verboten; the teetotalers had finally won. The party was over, they proudly proclaimed. They didn’t ...

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TRUMP: “A solicited ballot, OK, solicited, is OK. You’re soliciting. You’re asking. They send it back. You send it back. I did that. If you have an unsolicited, they’re sending millions of ballots all over the country. There’s fraud.”

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Betty Jean White HICKORY Betty Jean White, 89, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Trinity Ridge in Hickory. Betty was born Jan. 30, 1930, i…

SAN FRANCISCO - Harbinder Singh was skeptical about arranged marriages, but when he received a photo of his potential wife-to-be, he was wowed. "The charm, the smile, the personality ... it shines right there," he said. Arvinder, a young woman in her early 20s in India, was also love-struck by Harbinder's picture. She saw the New Yorker's kind, loving eyes - a smile that seemed to be directed ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Members of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Metropolitan Police Department Safe Streets Task Force are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Elliott Avery Starks, 34, who is being sought in connection with the homicide of Antina Pratt, 40, of Southeast, Washington, D.C.

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The VFW's National Citizenship Education Teachers' Award recognizes the nation's top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teac…

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