History Professor Discounts Trump’s Civil War Claim

May 2, 2017 WI Web Staff 0

A University of Texas historian scoffed at President Trump’s suggestions that Andrew Jackson had been “really angry” about the Civil War and that the battle could have been worked out, countering that “no one man, elected official or historical event could have prevented the bloodiest war in American history.” […]

Georgetown U. Events to Reflect on School’s Ties to Slavery

April 11, 2017 WI Web Staff 0

Officials at Georgetown University in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States have announced services and events that reflect the university’s historical ties to the institution of slavery — specifically, how 272 slaves were sold to save the prestigious school in northwest D.C. […]

D.C. Community Plans MLK Tribute

March 28, 2017 WI Web Staff 1

The DC Black History Celebration Committee, the DC Host Committee and the Commission on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will host a tribute next week to the civil rights icon in observance of the 49th year of his assassination. […]

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