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Proposed Philadelphia sculpture of Marian Anderson advances

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.” But Anderson was called...

Nevada runner to retrace escape from American Indian school

Jul. 04, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Ku Stevens will not let history be forgotten. Later this summer, the senior-to-be at Yerington High School plans to retrace his great-grandfather’s journey in escaping from the Stewart Indian School outside of Carson City. ...

Former church building adds new chapter in its history

Jun. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A new chapter will be added in the history of the building that once housed Shiloh Baptist Church. Plans are to turn the historical structure located on the corner of Washington Street and Martin Luther King Drive into the new home of the Louisiana History Museum. ...

Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

Jun. 24, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract 100 million barrels of crude annually from a reservation shared by three Native American tribes. About half their 16,000 members live...

3 interested in Charlottesville Confederate statues, so far

Jun. 24, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three entities have already expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according to city officials. ...

Jewish Museum in Berlin opens kids' museum about Noah's Ark

Jun. 24, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Torrential rain pours down, waves break and big puddles splash as visitors enter the new children's museum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. No surprise there, because the exhibit is dedicated to the ancient story of Noah's Ark and begins in the middle of the biblical deluge. ...

Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Jun. 17, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw’s Jewish history museum opened an exhibition Thursday featuring works by a renowned Polish artist that confront the lingering and melancholy presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Nazi German forces carried out their destruction of Europe’s Jews and...

Museum loses contract over event deemed racially insensitive

Jun. 15, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county cut ties on Tuesday with a historic museum that planned to put on a reenactment of a white slave owner being pursued by Union soldiers. According to WBTV, Mecklenburg County will let its contract...

Event on Juneteenth depicting fugitive slave owner canceled

Jun. 11, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina have denounced plans — now canceled — by a historic museum to put on a reenactment of a white slave owner being pursued by Union soldiers. The reenactment was scheduled for June 19 - the traditional...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The vote came late Monday after more than...