LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed two cases of whooping cough at Kentucky schools.
Lexington-Fayette County health officials said Friday that the latest case of the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is highlighting Maryland's Underground Railroad history.
The governor has named September International Underground Railroad Month to call...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school has implemented stricter rules at sporting events and the district may follow suit, after an unaccompanied younger student falsely shouted that someone...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court records say a man accused in a fatal stabbing told authorities that he was just following the devil's orders.
News outlets report the records filed by detectives in...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A high school football game in Kentucky was interrupted briefly and some frightened people laid down in the bleachers when fans believed someone had a gun at the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital say a contractor working on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge has been stabbed to death.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teen volunteering at the Alexandria National Cemetery three years ago noticed a rundown plot nearby where overgrown trees blocked the signed marking it as the...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina historic site is hosting a reading of a speech that abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave in 1852 about Americans celebrating the Fourth of July while millions...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. William Barber will talk about political violence against immigrants and people of color in a sermon inspired by a speech that Frederick Douglass gave to mark the...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Humanities Council says communities around Vermont will be holding readings in late June and early July of the 1852 Independence Day speech of abolitionist...
NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming...
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture." Competitive...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A more than 100-year-old mistake in the spelling of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass' last name on his stone carving at the New York state Capitol has been...
NEW YORK (AP) — David W. Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" are among the nominees for awards celebrating nonfiction books of social consciousness and literary...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal housing official's monthlong tour of New York City public housing complexes hit a speed bump when she got stuck in an elevator Tuesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials at a Baltimore school where a hall monitor was shot and wounded last week say classes are being canceled to give staff time to organize student counseling.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A special education assistant at a Baltimore high school was wounded by gunfire Friday after confronting an armed intruder trying to enter the sprawling building. Officials sprang into lockdown mode as the sound of gunshots reverberated through the building packed with students.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board has approved a contract to put bronze statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in the historic Maryland State House.
The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 for the $575,000 contract Wednesday for the statues of the Maryland-born abolitionists. Both Tubman and Douglass were born on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The board is comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday anniversary Monday.
Actor Reggie Guyton (GYE'-tun) will read King's "I Have a Dream" speech at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. in the museum's main plaza.
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A replacement statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been installed at the spot in Rochester where the original statue was vandalized last weekend.
Community leaders held a public ceremony Thursday afternoon to mark the installation of the new statue. It replaces a cast epoxy resin statue that was ripped from its base early Sunday morning.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested two college students for damaging a statue of Frederick Douglass during an attempted theft in upstate New York.
Authorities charged the 21-year-old and 20-year-old with criminal mischief in connection to the attempt in Rochester early Sunday morning.
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The author of a new biography on the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will discuss his book at an event in the Adirondacks.
John Brown Lives!, a Westport, New York-based human rights organization, says author David W. Blight will talk about "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" during a book-signing event Saturday night at BluSeed Studios in the village of Saranac Lake.
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind every great book are the books which influenced it.
The "micro-learning" app and platform blinkist.com has been compiling literary sources for such classics as "A Clockwork Orange," ''Oliver Twist" and "1984." Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" was inspired by each of her parents — William Godwin's "An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice" and Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Women."
BALTIMORE (AP) — A video showing a Baltimore high school student punching a teacher in the face has been viewed more than 60,000 times on Instagram.
News outlets report the video posted Wednesday afternoon shows the student hitting the teacher at Frederick Douglass High School.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — "There is not a man under the canopy of heaven, that does not know that slavery is wrong for him."
This line, from Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" is now emblazoned around the domed ceiling of the University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall entryway.
The words were carefully painted there this week by artist Karyn Olivier as she attempts to contextualize and commemorate one of UK's most controversial spaces.