American history

Reenactor Courtney Brooks tries on her newly tailored period costumes for the upcoming reenactment of a slave rebellion in New Orleans.
Gerald Herbert/AP Photo
AP News
November 05, 2019 - 9:22 am
Against the modern backdrop of oil refineries, strip malls and gated communities, hundreds of reenactors will gather Friday in southeastern Louisiana to remember a time when slavery flourished as a blight on America and some enslaved people fought back.
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The original telegram of Abraham Lincoln's death.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
April 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For $500,000, you can own a piece of American history dating back to the assassination of the nation's 16th president. The original handwritten document notifying the country of Abraham Lincoln's death is currently up for sale by The Raab Collection , based in Ardmore...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, city workers prepare to drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson in Justice park in Charlottesville, Va.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File
August 11, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By Russ Bynum, Associated Press Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate...
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Revolution Place
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
June 05, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Revolution Place" sounds like the hip new Old City neighborhood hotspot. And in a way, it was — back in the 1700s. "Revolution Place" is a new family friendly exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution. The exhibit takes an interactive approach to history,...
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