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Slave market historical marker damaged, will be repaired

Jul. 20, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A historical marker in Tennessee noting the location of a slave market owned by Nathan Bedford Forrest was cracked from its base in a possible act of vandalism, officials said. The marker outside the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis was broken apart sometime Saturday and...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 file photo, police for a line near St. John's Episcopal Church as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington. Floyd, a Black man, died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. St. John's, at the epicenter of protests in Washington, has a long legacy on civil rights dating to its embrace of the 1963 March on Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington's 'Church of Presidents' etched in history again

Jul. 9, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

The Rev. John C. Harper had been rector at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church for less than a year when the 1963 March on Washington began taking shape. A lay leader in the congregation urged him to steer clear of it — but instead he embraced it. Harper held a service the morning of the...