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Gettysburg tells the story of more than a battle

BY: - November 18, 2023

By Katrina Stack and Rebecca Sheehan On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to dedicate a cemetery at the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Four months before, about 50,000 soldiers had been killed, wounded or captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, later seen as a turning point […]

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My reflections on the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg | Charles D. Allen  

BY: - July 4, 2023

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in. 

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Residents of ex-Confederate states more likely to back violent, anti-gov’t protest | Opinion

BY: - June 30, 2023

It is more important than ever to reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg – and the terrible toll wrought by the violence there.

Confederate statues would be removed from national parks in Gettysburg, elsewhere under Minn. lawmaker’s bill

BY: - August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON —  A Democratic member of Congress from Minnesota is gaining traction with her push to force the federal government to get rid of Confederate statues and memorials in national parks, as as opposition to the public display of Confederate symbols grows. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn, who leads the House subcommittee that oversees spending for […]

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Monuments honor our ideals. The confederacy doesn’t honor our ideals. The statues have to go | Opinion

BY: - June 25, 2020

By John Messeder At the site of a battle that became the beginning of the end of a war to decide whether any men should be allowed to own other human beings, we still celebrate the battle and largely ignore the people over whom all that blood and treasure was spent. Black people lived and […]