08 01 2014
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Confederate Archives Find Unlikely Transcribers

When Ariel Brown was offered a chance to transcribe the correspondence of the first family of the Confederacy, the history major with a keen interest in the South seized the opportunity. Then the student from historically Black North Carolina Central University in Durham let her colleagues know she would be doing her research at The Museum of the Confederacy. "It was a stare of, 'Oh, wow, what is she doing there?' "

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Bones Lead to Mystery Miami Graveyard from 1900s

When Enid Pinkney was a girl in the 1940s, her grandmother would tell her stories about a Black cemetery nestled in the northwest corner of Miami in an area once called Lemon City. Pinkney never saw any headstones or tombs on the former farm land, which gradually became surrounded by small homes, car lots and industrial warehouses starting in the 1950s and 1960s. But Pinkney's grandmother was apparently right. The bones of at least 11 people -- and possibly dozens more -- were recently discovered during construction of an affordable housing project. ...

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Knott Street Boxers Continue Winning History

In the history of Oregon sports, the Knott Street Boxing Club is legendary. Once the most celebrated team of its kind in the nation, Knott Street boxers have been contenders on the national scene for almost 50 years. This spring, the club has shot back into the limelight with Golden Gloves and Junior Golden Gloves titles brought home from Tacoma last month . . .


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