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Inside the Met Gala: Glitter, glamour and 275,000 pink roses

May. 03, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Met Galas, he’s been to a few. But James Corden, schmoozing at this year’s cocktail reception, looked around and pronounced that this might be his favorite yet. “Classy,” he explained. “It just feels really classy.” The TV host waved his...

New partnership brings centuries-old manuscripts to Indiana

Apr. 16, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest recipients of a hearty Hoosier homecoming welcome have traveled extensively. They’ve been cited during discussions of governance, carried by keepers of the law, proclaimed by those who have battled for the rights of women and people of color. ...

The Associated Press' 2021 Kentucky All-State Football Teams

Mar. 11, 2022 20:09 PM EST

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Cameron Hergott, Beechwood. Running back: Isaac Dixon, Belfry; Xavier Brown, Lexington Christian. Wide receivers: Dane Key, Lexington Frederick Douglass; Cole Lanter, Boyle County; Vinny Anthony, Louisville Male. ...

A major collection of Black poems, books is coming to LSU

Mar. 06, 2022 01:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has obtained one of the country’s largest collections of African-American poetry, including a book once owned by Frederick Douglass and a collection of works by 1950 Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks. The collection, assembled by book collector...

Delaware family helped fuel the abolitionist movement

Feb. 27, 2022 09:09 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware family’s contributions to the abolitionist movement in the United States and Canada in the 1800s may be little known today, but a historical marker unveiled during Black History Month will ensure they are not forgotten. The Shadd family, who...

Family of leaders in Georgia focuses on helping others

Feb. 27, 2022 00:02 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — They had different childhoods, but they learned the same values: family and faith, education and ethics. Those values informed and inspired their long, barrier-breaking careers in public service. In the 194-year history of Columbus, their list of...

For many escaping slavery, Hagerstown was a connection point

Feb. 26, 2022 09:02 AM EST

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The path to freedom for enslaved people before — and during — the Civil War was an arduous one. The goal for many was to reach the organized Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. While the journey could remain treacherous even there, at least they would...