News From Around the South 6/17 to 6/24

News From Around the South 6/17 to 6/24

ATLANTA — The Atlanta History Center announced today its acquisition of a rare artifact key to the story of the Civil War, the regimental flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops (USCT). The flag is one of fewer than 25 known examples carried by African...
From Slave to Spy to Hero

From Slave to Spy to Hero

The telegram sizzled with promise. “Have got the name of Slave who worked in Jefferson Davis house,” it declared. The “Slave” in question was actually a Union spy who infiltrated the Confederate president’s household, obtaining intelligence no white espionage agent...
The Dis-Grace of Harvard

The Dis-Grace of Harvard

This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University has withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school...
Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

Balancing the Ledger on Juneteenth

In 2019, Juneteenth will be celebrated as emancipation was in the old days: with calls for reparations. As the country marks 154 years since news of the end of slavery belatedly came to Texas, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the subject of...
And We Did It!

And We Did It!

Where do the Hong Kong Chinese get these notions: such as that the right to a fair trial is rock-bottom basic to every democratic concept of justice? And the notion that freedom of speech underpins the whole, so to speak, democratic shooting match — where’d that...