SOURCE: New York Times
Douglas, Lincoln's famous political nemesis, was famous for arguing that newly admitted states should decide on slavery themselves. His personal profit from slavery was a factor in the decision to remove his statue.
SOURCE: Southern Illinoisan
Author James W. Loewen: Sundown Towns in Southern Illinois Should Acknowledge Racist Past, Take Steps to Change
“First, they need to admit it: Yes, we did this,” said Loewen.
Schools often teach the Civil War in terms of “free states” and “slave states.” Illinois complicates those definitions. We spoke with a historian and high school teacher about slavery’s legacy in Illinois.
by Greg Bailey
Lynching and mob terrorism against African Americans have never been strictly southern phenomena, as a bloody incident from southern Illinois's histrory reveals.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
The measure is being praised as a “life-saving law” that has placed the state “on the right side of history.”
SOURCE: Wisconsin State Journal
One thing that’s not disputed about Frank Lloyd Wright’s father is this: He loved music.Long portrayed as a distant parent and meager breadwinner who abandoned the family when Frank was 17, the senior Wright emerges as a much different character — a cultured and exuberantly creative man who lived a life in music — in the new CD, “The Music of William C. Wright.”Produced by Oak Park, Ill., music historian and architecture fan David Patterson, the 72-minute CD features pieces composed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s father in a musical career that spanned the second half of the 19th century. Many of those years were spent in Wisconsin, including Madison and Frank’s birthplace of Richland Center...
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