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Emancipation

Posted by Pete on Jan 1st 2021

Today in 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed emancipation. First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln, painted by Francis Carpenter in 1864 "All persons held as slaves within … read more

I Hear America singing

Posted by Pete on May 31st 2020

Walt Whitman, born 31st May in 1819, rendered the ordinary magnificent. A poet and a humanist, his vision of culture was free from snobbery and open to all. Image source: Library of Congress … read more