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History Faceoff: Baltimore vs. San Francisco

January 31, 2013 in History

By Christopher Klein History lurks everywhere you turn in Baltimore and San Francisco, even in the nicknames of the cities’ National Football League franchises. Before the Ravens and 49ers battle on the gridiron in Super Bowl XLVII, see how Baltimore and San Francisco stack up on the playing field of history. NFL Nickname Baltimore: A dozen years after [...] …read more
Source: HISTORY

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We need help with site.

January 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

Anyone who has a lot of experience with WordPress is invited to help us build our site by volunteering some time. Just leave a message or contact me and we can discuss it. -Thanks, Gary



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Celebrating Grand Central’s Centennial

January 29, 2013 in History

By History.com Staff This week marks the 100th anniversary of one America’s most iconic structures—New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Originally built for the New York Central Railroad, it remains the largest railroad station in the world and, with more than 750,000 visitors a year, one of the busiest. As we mark this landmark’s centennial, explore the history of [...] …read more
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Welcome to LibertyVoter.Org

January 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

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History on the Big Screen – Argo

January 24, 2013 in History

By Barbara Maranzani Hello history (and film) fans. We’re happy you’ve joined us for this week’s installment of “History on the Big Screen”. Once again, we’re exploring the real stories behind some of this year’s Academy Award—nominated films. As usual, we’ll tell you what the filmmakers got right, what they got wrong and everything else you should know [...] …read more
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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that DEA Does Not Have to Reconsider Marijuana's Schedule I Status

January 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

By drosenfeld

DPA Statement: Feds Are Creating a Catch-22 For Research and Policy

On Tuesday, January 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case challenging the Drug Enforcement Administration’s designation of marijuana as a Schedule I substance. The court was to decide whether the DEA followed its own rules when making the decision not to review scientific evidence that supports removing marijuana from Schedule I. Today, the court ruled that the DEA did adhere to their rules and did not have to reconsider the scheduling of marijuana.

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Source: DRUG POLICY

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Abolitionist Map of America Project

January 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

January 13, 2013 11:36 a.m.

Hey, mom and pops, look what I made!! (Ok, well, look what I and a bunch of other people made). American Experience is launching an app based on my project!

Watch Map History With Us! on PBS. See more from American Experience.

In August, after moving to Boston, Massachusetts from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I started working for American Experience on the Abolitionist Map of America project — an interactive map also featured on the brand new American Experience: Mapping History iPhone app. I grew up in Monticello, Mississippi, and I have always been fascinated by the history of the Civil Rights Movement — how the efforts of a few individuals who recognized that it was time for change and progress led to one of the most significant social advancements in the history of this country. And I was thrilled to be working on this project, bringing awareness of the often forgotten heroes from the first Civil Rights movement in American history — the abolitionist movement.

The work of abolitionists took place at sites all over the country — from churches to barns and schools and offices, and from the smallest villages to the largest cities. To date, the Abolitionist Map of America features 1,000 unique historical photographs, archival materials and video clips pinned to locations from Maine to Colorado, contributed by over 100 partners and fans of American Experience. Our partners range from historical societies and public libraries, to museums, university special collections, and civic organizations. All have contributed to the project by digitizing, uploading and describing their unique treasures related to the abolitionist movement and have pinned them to our map.

Before I started the job, a couple of excellent interns at American Experience had begun researching locations that were significant to the movement. After we had identified over 500 sites that we wanted featured on the map, I began the outreach phase of the project. Every day I would call about ten organizations and explain the project and identify some of their materials that we thought would be great contributions to the map. One of my most memorable experiences was one morning when I got a phone call from a classroom full …read more
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