Tamir Rice Would Have Been 15 This Year

November 23, 2017

Instead, he was gunned down by a Cleveland police officer three years ago today.

Later,

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54 Years Later, Some of Us Still Haven’t Gotten Over This

November 23, 2017

Okay, no, he wasn’t one of the great presidents, but nonetheless, I and millions of others still ponder and mourn the what-ifs.

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Late for a Meeting at Parliament

November 22, 2017

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I’m Going to Overlook the Grammar Error Here, Just This Once

November 9, 2017

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/cohn-big-ceos-most-excited-group-about-trump-tax-plan.html

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Many Happy Returns to One of the Greatest Baseball Players Ever – Bob Gibson

November 9, 2017

And thanks for all the thrills.

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November 5th 1965: “My Generation” Released in the States

November 5, 2017

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Nov. 4, 1848, the Edmonson Sisters are Emancipated

November 4, 2017

There’s a sculpture about a block from my office that commemorates this.

Mary Edmonson (1832–1853) and Emily Edmonson (1835–1895) were among the seventy-seven slaves who tried to escape from Washington, DC on the schooner The Pearl to sail up the Chesapeake Bay to freedom in New Jersey on April 15, 1848. With letters from Washington-area supporters, Paul Edmonson met Henry Ward Beecher, a young Congregationalist preacher with a church in Brooklyn, New York who was known to support abolitionism. Beecher’s church members raised the funds to purchase the Edmonson sisters and give them freedom. Accompanied by William Chaplin, a white abolitionist who had helped pay for the Pearl for the escape attempt, Beecher went to Washington to arrange the transaction. Mary Edmonson and Emily Edmonson were emancipated on November 4, 1848.

For more, read here: http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2016/01/edmonson-sisters.html

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