News From Around the South 1/16 to 1/23

News From Around the South 1/16 to 1/23

VIRGINIA: Williamsburg’s Civil War History Resurfaces The Battle of Williamsburg gets lost in the shuffle of history. Not only does it get less emphasis among Civil War historians, it also gets lost amid the city’s own storied history, according to...
Trump Swears In on Family, Lincoln Bible

Trump Swears In on Family, Lincoln Bible

President-elect Donald Trump was sworn in at his inaugural ceremony Friday using the same Bible that President Lincoln used at his inauguration, as well as a Bible Mr. Trump’s mother had given to him in 1955. “In his first inaugural address, President Lincoln appealed...
The Troubled History of MLK Day

The Troubled History of MLK Day

For most people in the United States, Monday, January 16, is a holiday known as Martin Luther King Day (often abbreviated MLK Day). But if you happen to live in Arkansas, Alabama, or Mississippi, then it’s Martin Luther King Day and Robert E. Lee Day. This might come...
News From Around the South 1/9 to 1/16

News From Around the South 1/9 to 1/16

ALABAMA: President Designates Three Civil Rights Sites as National Monuments As he approached his last week as the US President, Barack Obama designated three national monuments that represent post-Civil War Reconstruction and Civil Rights heritage. Announced...
Hollywood’s Civil War History

Hollywood’s Civil War History

California is famous for the 1849 Gold Rush, but how many people realize that its gold paid for one-fourth of the Union’s Civil War expenses? The state’s important but sometimes overlooked role in the conflict gave West Hollywood a Civil War history of its own – and...