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Published Feb. 15, 2019
Every year for Black History Month, Judge Derek Mosley posts daily tributes on Facebook that provide information about remarkable African-Americans who were excluded from mainstream history. Today, learn the heartbreaking story behind ads like these.
Published Feb. 4, 2019
Most people have heard the term "40 Acres and a mule," but many don't know it by its official name, Special Field Orders No. 15. These were military orders issued during the American Civil War, on January 16, 1865, by General William Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the Military Division of the United States Army.
Published April 14, 2015
It was called the "saddest week in Milwaukee's history." 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. As one early history of Milwaukee records, "The city was hushed in grief. Silently and sorrowfully the buildings, many of them still gaily flaunting the joyous decorations of the week before, were clad in the habiliments of woe." Many of those Milwaukeeans were doubtlessly remembering Lincoln's visit to the city, just six years earlier.
Published Jan. 22, 2013
In mid-December, Bobby Tanzilo wrote a great preview piece about "Real Pirates," the current temporary exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. I returned yesterday with three kids in tow to get their perspective.
Published Dec. 26, 2012
If you've been on Earth for less than 37 years, you don't know a time when "Wheel of Fortune" hasn't been on the air. And if you ponder that for a moment, it has to be surprising that it took that long for a vernacular error to cause a stir among the show's fan base.
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