Lincoln Memorial

America contralto Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993) at home. Anderson was the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
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Cherri Gregg
April 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been 80 years since iconic contralto Marian Anderson gave her famous Easter Sunday concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To mark the historic milestone, several special events are prepared for this Easter weekend. "Before Woodstock, before Jay-Z's Made In...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, July 4, 2017 file photo, fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, during the Fourth of July celebration.
Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo, File
February 24, 2019 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting it'll be one of the city's biggest Independence Day gatherings--ever. Trump tweeted Sunday: "HOLD THE...
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Kentucky teen files lawsuit against Washington Post
CNN
February 20, 2019 - 8:37 am
By An Phung, CNN Business (CNN) -- Attorneys for a Kentucky high school student who was at the center of a viral video controversy are suing the Washington Post, seeking $250 million in damages. The law firm Hemmer DeFrank Wessels on Tuesday wrote a post on its website that said attorneys Lin Wood...
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Teens and Native American elder
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January 23, 2019 - 7:44 am
By Amanda Watts and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) -- Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips is offering to travel to Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky to talk about the importance of respecting diverse cultures, according to a statement from the Lakota People's Law Project. Video of an encounter...
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Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump named Don embrace during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
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January 22, 2019 - 1:23 pm
By John Minchillo and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a...
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A teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, center left, stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington.
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January 22, 2019 - 10:21 am
By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press A group of five black men shouting vulgar insults while protesting centuries of oppression. Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. And Native Americans marching to end injustice for indigenous peoples...
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A crowd of teenagers surrounded a Native American elder and other activists and mocked them after Friday's Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial.
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January 21, 2019 - 7:21 am
By David Williams and Emanuella Grinberg (CNN) — A crowd of teenagers surrounded a Native American elder and other activists and appeared to mock them after Friday's Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial. Videos of the confrontation show a smiling young man in a red Make America Great...
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January 20, 2019 - 9:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Native American who was seen in online video being taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial said Sunday he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation. Nathan Phillips said in an interview with The Associated Press that he was trying to...
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In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 image made from video provided by the Survival Media Agency, a teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, center left, stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington.
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January 19, 2019 - 9:21 pm
By Adam Beam and Brian Melley FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on...
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