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The Morning Call
Mohammed Khaku: Ramadan a time to recall Muslims' history in Americacemeteries are built facing Mecca. If one studies the history of the people of
Mohammed Khaku: Ramadan a time to recall Muslims' history in America
The Morning Call / Posted 7 hours ago
cemeteries are built facing Mecca. If one studies the history of the people of Sapelo Island, one would find that they are the descendants of Bilal Muhammad. He and his wife, Phoebe, and children, Medina and Fatema, resisted converting to... Read more
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Orange County Register
Georgetown president is seeking to make amends for 1838 slave saleconsider the slaves' descendants part of the Georgetown family, he said he did
Georgetown president is seeking to make amends for 1838 slave sale
Orange County Register / Posted 16 hours ago
consider the slaves' descendants part of the Georgetown family, he said he did not want to make any assumptions about how the descendants themselves view their relationship to the school. “That they would want to be considered means more to me... Read more
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Irish Central
A photographer’s guide to the ancient beauty of Waterford’s Passage EastThe wedding took place in Reginald's Tower in Waterford City and the marriage p
A photographer’s guide to the ancient beauty of Waterford’s Passage East
Irish Central / Posted 16 hours ago
The wedding took place in Reginald's Tower in Waterford City and the marriage produced two sons and a daughter; the descendants of whom include most of the current nobility of Great Britain and Europe. The next major event in Passage... Read more
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Philly.com
Can the Army tell who's buried at the Carlisle Indian cemetery?too ill to recover. He died on Dec. 14, 1880. What to expect when his and othe
Can the Army tell who's buried at the Carlisle Indian cemetery?
Philly.com / Posted 17 hours ago
too ill to recover. He died on Dec. 14, 1880. What to expect when his and other graves are opened? "I don't know what to expect," Fear-Segal said. "It makes me very anxious for the descendants who have family buried there." 215-854-4906@JeffGamm... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
The silent leaderend of the war, and he died of a cerebral haemorrhage in 1947. Despite the con
The silent leader
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
end of the war, and he died of a cerebral haemorrhage in 1947. Despite the conflicts among the members of Khanarassadorn, the descendants of the families remember the friendliness and helpfulness that they would readily give another. Phuangkaew... Read more
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The Advocate
Georgetown president to visit Louisiana, hear views of descendents of slaves school sold in 1838alumnus Richard Cellini, who founded a nonprofit called the Georgetown Memory P
Georgetown president to visit Louisiana, hear views of descendents of slaves school sold in 1838
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
alumnus Richard Cellini, who founded a nonprofit called the Georgetown Memory Project dedicated to finding the descendants of the slaves, has identified a number of Louisiana families that can trace their ancestry back to that group... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Terrence J. Simmons, 75served as a member of the Community Lunch Program and Steel Band. Terrence also
Terrence J. Simmons, 75
New Haven Independent / Posted yesterday
served as a member of the Community Lunch Program and Steel Band. Terrence also served on the Antillean Association and the Descendants of the CT 29th Civil War Group. He is survived by his daughter, Danika D. Simmons; granddaughter, Jazmine... Read more
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Crosscut
Orlando shootings were part of a dark American traditionwhite men. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the people most determine
Orlando shootings were part of a dark American tradition
Crosscut / Posted yesterday
white men. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the people most determined to hang onto their assault weapons are not the descendants of the victims of these cruelties, but the descendants of the perpetrators. A big difference today is that... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Mackay and St Helens history book launchedtypical of many of the stories. The book has been widely promoted on Facebook
Mackay and St Helens history book launched
The Daily Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
typical of many of the stories. The book has been widely promoted on Facebook with much interest being shown from many of the descendants of the families who are featured in its pages. An invitation to attend the launch at the bowls club is... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Republican Party’s White Strategyand Trump-style nativism. The longer it takes the GOP to make Latino immigrants
The Republican Party’s White Strategy
The Atlantic / Posted 2 days ago
and Trump-style nativism. The longer it takes the GOP to make Latino immigrants feel welcome, the longer it will take for the descendants of those immigrants to follow the increasingly conservative political trajectory that Italians, Irish, and... Read more
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The Express-Times
Easton icon Bixler's sold in move that will bring jeweler museum to Valleytime since 1785 wasn't entirely foreign to Mitman Welken. That made the recent
Easton icon Bixler's sold in move that will bring jeweler museum to Valley
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
time since 1785 wasn't entirely foreign to Mitman Welken. That made the recent sale of Bixler's all the more appealing to the descendants of its founder, she said. The buyer – Perry Sporn, a jeweler who runs dozens of stores and has a Vermont... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Liberals, Socialists and Brexit: The Challenge for British Labour – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethicsless unified, as a condition of playing an effective role in world politics. Th
Liberals, Socialists and Brexit: The Challenge for British Labour – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
less unified, as a condition of playing an effective role in world politics. The liberal wing of the British Labour Party, the descendants of Roy Jenkins, need to make this point. Glyn Morgan teaches at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public... Read more
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Breitbart
Muslim Migrants A Threat To Us In LGBT Communitywomen, celebrates “honor killings” of rape victims, and endorses genital mutila
Muslim Migrants A Threat To Us In LGBT Community
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
women, celebrates “honor killings” of rape victims, and endorses genital mutilation; from a mindset that views Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs”; and from a worldview that allows the murder of non-believers who won’t convert to... Read more
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New Kerala
Genetic history of Himalayan populations found - newkerala.com #79566who share cultural and linguistic affinities with peoples found today on the Ti
Genetic history of Himalayan populations found - newkerala.com #79566
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
who share cultural and linguistic affinities with peoples found today on the Tibetan plateau, were commonly assumed to be the descendants of the earliest inhabitants of the Himalayan arc. However, this assumption had been challenged by... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers find Highland East Asian origin for prehistoric Himalayan populationswho share cultural and linguistic affinities with peoples found today on the Ti
Researchers find Highland East Asian origin for prehistoric Himalayan populations
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
who share cultural and linguistic affinities with peoples found today on the Tibetan plateau, were commonly assumed to be the descendants of the earliest inhabitants of the Himalayan arc. However, this assumption had been challenged by... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana families dig into their history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown Universityabout her connection to the 1838 slaves from the founder of the Georgetown Memo
Louisiana families dig into their history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
about her connection to the 1838 slaves from the founder of the Georgetown Memory Project, a nonprofit dedicated to finding the descendants of the slaves. The nonprofit hired Baton Rouge genealogist Judy Riffel, who had knowledge and experience... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana families begin digging into their family history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown Universityabout her connection to the 1838 slaves from the founder of the Georgetown Memo
Louisiana families begin digging into their family history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
about her connection to the 1838 slaves from the founder of the Georgetown Memory Project, a nonprofit dedicated to finding the descendants of the slaves. The nonprofit hired Baton Rouge genealogist Judy Riffel, who had knowledge and experience... Read more
2 related stories
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The Advocate
'It's a puzzle': Georgetown University comes to grips with sale of slaves to Louisiana plantationsof times. Cellini, a Georgetown alumnus who founded a nonprofit called the Geo
'It's a puzzle': Georgetown University comes to grips with sale of slaves to Louisiana plantations
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
of times. Cellini, a Georgetown alumnus who founded a nonprofit called the Georgetown Memory Project dedicated to finding the descendants of the slaves, believes there could be many Louisiana families who can trace their ancestry back to that... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana families begin digging into their family history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown Universityabout her connection to the 1838 slaves from the founder of the Georgetown Memo
Louisiana families begin digging into their family history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
about her connection to the 1838 slaves from the founder of the Georgetown Memory Project, a nonprofit dedicated to finding the descendants of the slaves. The nonprofit hired Baton Rouge genealogist Judy Riffel, who had knowledge and experience... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Reunionswill be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish, a drink and gift. For more info
Reunions
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 5 days ago
will be served at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish, a drink and gift. For more information, call 304-582-7181. GANOTOWN - The descendants of Amos Harwood and Ivy Pearl Dunham will have their annual family reunion on June 25 at the Jr. O.U.A.M.... Read more
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Rappler
Grandson of Rizal's Dapitan student: Let's restore historic water systemby Gualberto Laput DAPITAN CITY, Philippines – As Dapitan honors Dr. Jose Riza
Grandson of Rizal's Dapitan student: Let's restore historic water system
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
by Gualberto Laput DAPITAN CITY, Philippines – As Dapitan honors Dr. Jose Rizal with a newly-renovated shrine, one of the descendants of his former students say some of the national hero's more important legacies in the city has been... Read more
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Salon.com
Seventy years of exploitation: The enduring plight of California’s farm workersthat lasted long after slavery itself was abolished, and the pattern was then a
Seventy years of exploitation: The enduring plight of California’s farm workers
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
that lasted long after slavery itself was abolished, and the pattern was then applied to other people of color. While the descendants of slaves worked without overtime pay on the farms of the South, immigrants from Mexico and Asia faced the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Woman whose search for family revealed Georgetown University slavery paststrangling the university. In Bayonne-Johnson's hands, experts say, was the ea
Woman whose search for family revealed Georgetown University slavery past
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
strangling the university. In Bayonne-Johnson's hands, experts say, was the earliest known research into what became of the descendants of the Georgetown slaves. Before last autumn's uproar over whether to rename a campus building named for... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Servicemen seek recognition for atomic survivorsabnormalities, cancer or birth defects," the spokesman said. "This suggests th
Servicemen seek recognition for atomic survivors
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
abnormalities, cancer or birth defects," the spokesman said. "This suggests that there is no significant danger for the descendants of participants in the British nuclear testing program. "The Government will continue to monitor any new... Read more
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iol.co.za
Far too much grumbling in SAhealing, which has started with the inception of democracy in 1994. Merely bla
Far too much grumbling in SA
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
healing, which has started with the inception of democracy in 1994. Merely blaming the apartheid regime and its agents or the descendants of the oppressors of 1976, and merely sympathising with the victims or descendants of the Sharpeville and... Read more
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Washington Evening Journal
Wulf family reunion to be heldThe descendants of Julius and Anna Wulf will hold their annual family reunion S
Wulf family reunion to be held
Washington Evening Journal / Posted 8 days ago
The descendants of Julius and Anna Wulf will hold their annual family reunion Sunday, June 26. A potluck dinner will begin at 12 p.m., in the Mary Marr Lodge at Marr Park near Ainsworth. All relatives and friends of the family are encouraged to ..... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
The Europhiles have finally snapped and Brexit is looking increasingly likelywas a gathering of city workers, Catholics (who have been told by many clergyme
The Europhiles have finally snapped and Brexit is looking increasingly likely
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
was a gathering of city workers, Catholics (who have been told by many clergymen that it’s a moral duty to vote Remain) and the descendants of immigrants – not your classic Brexit audience. What I sense is that people are friendly towards the idea... Read more
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The Telegraph
Lab of mischief is cradle of musicis a tabla expert, now based in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. "A Hindustani vocal
Lab of mischief is cradle of music
The Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
is a tabla expert, now based in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. "A Hindustani vocalist is truly a devotee of all Gods. Most of the descendants of the family are Muslim but some, like the Barodekars, are also Hindu. Even among the Muslims in the family,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Annie Proulx on how Americans change and are changed by landNative Americans and toil in the dangerous tasks of felling timber and shipping
Annie Proulx on how Americans change and are changed by land
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
Native Americans and toil in the dangerous tasks of felling timber and shipping it downriver to Penobscot Bay. Meanwhile, the descendants of Charles Duquet (later changed to the less ethnic-sounding Duke) follow a different path, entitled by their... Read more
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Londonist
12 Secrets Of St James's Parkambassador in a visit in 1664 — because really, what else do you give the king
12 Secrets Of St James's Park
Londonist / Posted 9 days ago
ambassador in a visit in 1664 — because really, what else do you give the king who has everything? Today's pelicans are the descendants of the original arrivals.The royal stalker's skeleton As recently as 2011, a skeleton was found in St... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shorten talking treaties is premature and dangerousin the status of aborigines. So far none of these predictions have come to bear
Shorten talking treaties is premature and dangerous
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
in the status of aborigines. So far none of these predictions have come to bear. We cannot ignore our past, and now that the descendants of the first fleet have come to fully dominate this country, it is about time that we overcame our fear that... Read more
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SportingNews
Houston settles dispute over replacing historic Hofheinz Pavilion2016-17 season, the Houston Chronicle reported. The new arena had been a point
Houston settles dispute over replacing historic Hofheinz Pavilion
SportingNews / Posted 10 days ago
2016-17 season, the Houston Chronicle reported. The new arena had been a point of contention between the university and the descendants of the late Judge Roy Hofheinz, for whom the arena was named after he donated $1.5 million toward its... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Western Cape land claimants appeal for legal helpneed a lawyer but the money is not here," said Patrick Kohli, chairperson of a
Western Cape land claimants appeal for legal help
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
need a lawyer but the money is not here," said Patrick Kohli, chairperson of a trust formed by those directly affected and the descendants of people evicted from their original homes in Sakkieskamp, Wellington during apartheid. After waiting 20... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Revolutionary War Captain Alexander Kelly Honored By DARcould not have been more perfect, with clear air, blue skies dotted with white
Revolutionary War Captain Alexander Kelly Honored By DAR
The Chattanoogan / Posted 10 days ago
could not have been more perfect, with clear air, blue skies dotted with white clouds, and a refreshing breeze. Many of the descendants had never met one another, and there was joy and excitement in becoming acquainted and discovering the lines... Read more
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The New Statesman
“Stone Love (for Tracey Emin)”: a poem by Carol Ann Duffyat least) gasp in surprise. Proulx is as good as anyone at issuing reminders of
“Stone Love (for Tracey Emin)”: a poem by Carol Ann Duffy
The New Statesman / Posted 10 days ago
at least) gasp in surprise. Proulx is as good as anyone at issuing reminders of the fragility of both life and fortune. The descendants of the Sel family fare less well in Barkskins – not only materially but in the narrative, too. These men and... Read more
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Business Standard India
'Udta Punjab' row: How real controversy reaps reel benefits for film makersmuch later – this time with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra
'Udta Punjab' row: How real controversy reaps reel benefits for film makers
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
much later – this time with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra – the film's songs caused an outcry among the descendants of the Maratha warrior and his Muslim lover, who found them objectionable. The flamboyant dance moves did... Read more
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Daily Star
Evil ISIS chief 'dies after coalition air strike'studied for a doctorate at the University of Baghdad. The ISIS leader's family
Evil ISIS chief 'dies after coalition air strike'
Daily Star / Posted 10 days ago
studied for a doctorate at the University of Baghdad. The ISIS leader's family claims to trace its lineage back to the descendants of Prophet Muhammad. His escaped former wife Saga al-Dulmaimi said that when the pair eloped he was a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Young gardeners take the opportunity to thank their fundersone of two local women who have been particularly involved in fundraising for t
Young gardeners take the opportunity to thank their funders
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
one of two local women who have been particularly involved in fundraising for the project. “I managed to make contact with the descendants of Dr Norman Gibson at a time when the village Liberal Club building, owned by the Gibson family, was being... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Muhammad Ali the Malayaliplayer our young Seshappan was, and he himself played the hero and heroine in t
Muhammad Ali the Malayali
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
player our young Seshappan was, and he himself played the hero and heroine in the same play on the same evening! Even now the descendants of that generation talk in awed tones of Seshappan’s unforgettable simultaneous portrayals of Othello and... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Henson kin featured at Canadian embassy in D.C.Cabin in the midst of his latest project. He took pictures of Rev. Albert and B
Henson kin featured at Canadian embassy in D.C.
Chatham Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
Cabin in the midst of his latest project. He took pictures of Rev. Albert and Brenda Lambkin in the chapel, and later of the descendants of Josiah Henson, whose life inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write the 1852 novel. It will be part of an... Read more
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The Columbian
Comparison off pointfirst 50 years after abolition in that configuration. Whole generations of peo
Comparison off point
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
first 50 years after abolition in that configuration. Whole generations of people were wiped out in World War II, while the descendants of slaves are mostly still here. He points out that Jews leaving a movie theater don’t rub shoulders with... Read more
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The Post-Journal
A House In Westfield Awaits New Lifean empty house in the most fundamental way. Imagine being the realtor who firs
A House In Westfield Awaits New Life
The Post-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
an empty house in the most fundamental way. Imagine being the realtor who first opens the wide, wood door with a key when the descendants decided to sell last year. There was a veritable time capsule inside, chock full of things that told a story... Read more
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Variety
Arts Alliance Acquires Margy Kinmonth’s ‘Revolution — New Art for a New World’is owned by Kinmonth and producer Maureen Murray. Kinmonth said: “I was inspir
Arts Alliance Acquires Margy Kinmonth’s ‘Revolution — New Art for a New World’
Variety / Posted 14 days ago
is owned by Kinmonth and producer Maureen Murray. Kinmonth said: “I was inspired as an artist to discover how many of the descendants of Russian Avant-Garde artists are themselves working as artists today. Access to their intensely moving... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Genocide Descendants in Botswana and SA Must Join Reparation Demandsbeen cast, by especially scholars from outside these communities. There have b
Genocide Descendants in Botswana and SA Must Join Reparation Demands
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
been cast, by especially scholars from outside these communities. There have been reports lately in the local media that the descendants of the victims of Imperial Germany's genocidal wars in Namibia are mobilising to add their voice to the... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Time to remember massacreelder and guest speaker for the event, Noeline Briggs-Smith, agreed and said th
Time to remember massacre
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 14 days ago
elder and guest speaker for the event, Noeline Briggs-Smith, agreed and said the service gave thought to both the descendants of the Aboriginal people and those of the stockmen. “Reconciliation does strengthen our communities,” she... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
When Will Germany Recognise the Herero Genocide?public that what they did to the people of South West Africa was genocide, and
When Will Germany Recognise the Herero Genocide?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
public that what they did to the people of South West Africa was genocide, and that they are remorseful and shall engage the descendants of the communities they exterminated in discussions for restorative justice. "Anything short of this will... Read more
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Evening Standard
Bahamas: a taste of paradise in the AtlanticI’d been expecting in the tropics. The café opened in 1995 to satisfy the islan
Bahamas: a taste of paradise in the Atlantic
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
I’d been expecting in the tropics. The café opened in 1995 to satisfy the islands’ Greek Bahamian population: largely the descendants of labourers who arrived in the 18th century. What it lacks in style, with white-washed walls and... Read more
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Philly.com
John Baird, leader at Eastern UniversityOrder of Foreign Wars. He was proud of being secretary-general for the Society
John Baird, leader at Eastern University
Philly.com / Posted 14 days ago
Order of Foreign Wars. He was proud of being secretary-general for the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization for the descendants of officers who served in the Revolutionary War. Typically, he helped the groups by starting or leading... Read more
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Daily Press
Hampton group transforms site of Civil War's first land battleUDC marker in 2014 as a Confederate bookend. "We wanted to tell the stories of
Hampton group transforms site of Civil War's first land battle
Daily Press / Posted 15 days ago
UDC marker in 2014 as a Confederate bookend. "We wanted to tell the stories of both sides," Greshamer says, describing how the descendants of the South joined their Northern counterparts to help pay for the new stone. "This is our history, too,... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Banff, Albert: A Peak VacationJews. Today, the Jewish community of Calgary is vibrant and varied, proud of i
Banff, Albert: A Peak Vacation
The Jewish Week / Posted 15 days ago
Jews. Today, the Jewish community of Calgary is vibrant and varied, proud of its New World history and Old World roots. The descendants of those early prairie fur traders, merchants and scholars today maintain a range of synagogues and... Read more
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