HW Pick: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered this speech speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, nine years after he was stabbed in Harlem, NY in 1958. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: The New York City Draft Riots Of 1863

In September of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation. It would take effect January 1, 1863, and free slaves in areas of the nation still in rebellion against the Union. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Historical Newspapers Edited By Frederick Douglass Now Online

Newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and became a voice for abolitionists as a journalist, orator, and author, have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Yasuke, The African Samurai, 1500’s

Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) was a retainer of African origin who served under the Sengoku Period Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Measure Of A Man, From Auschwitz Survivor To Presidents’ Tailor (Video)

He’s been called “America’s greatest living tailor” is in New York and “the most interesting man in the world.” Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Continue Reading →


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