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Fight over future of library that sparked civil rights ideas

Sep. 03, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

A library where Rosa Parks, John Lewis and other civil rights leaders forged strategies that would change the world is mired in controversy over who gets to tell its story. On one side are preservationists who want to turn the Highlander Folk School library into a historic site. On...

Plan for iconic California park pits housing against history

Aug. 25, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley, an eclectic California city renowned for tie-dyed hippies and high-brow intellectuals, is experiencing a 1960s flashback triggered by People's Park, a landmark that has served as a counterculture touchstone, political stepping stone and refuge for homeless...

Today in History: July 14, Congress passes Sedition Act

Jul. 14, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2022. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 2004, the Senate scuttled a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (Forty-eight senators voted...