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Zap2It"American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings). Based partly on historian...
We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person...
Could this theory prove Obama’s citizenship? To the editor: There is still discussion about where President Obama was born. The difficulty with saying that the documentation and eyewitnesses are incorrect, or at least questionable, is that if...
Turn It Up3 stars (out of 4) Bob Dylan arrived in New York at the age of 19 in 1961, and the evidence presented on âThe Bootleg Series Vol. 9 -- The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964â (Columbia) suggests that he already knew the......
TribLocal - ElmhurstMaking only a passing reference to a report that he might leave his south-side parish, controversial St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger focused not on …...
Turn It Up2.5 stars (out of 4) At one time, Harris’ voice was like country’s angelic consciousness, a reminder of its essence as the Nashville sound became increasingly suburban-ized. Her brief early ‘70s partnership with the late Gram Parsons...
Clout StPosted by Ray Long and Todd Wilson at 3:46 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart today excoriated legislation that would roll back some of the reforms inspired by the Burr Oak Cemetery tragedy, where workers were accused of......
The Theater LoopTHEATER REVIEW: "The Gospel According to James" ★★★ Through June 12 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $20-$50 at 773-871-3000 and victorygardens.org. With Andre...
"Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb BoydSpecial to the Tribune"Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd Lawrence Hill Books, 144 pages, $19.95 In the summer of 1955, when Simeon Wright was 12, nothing excited him more than the coming arrival...
Tribune Washington BureauThis crumbling Delta town, set amid cotton fields, abandoned railroad tracks and cypress-studded bayous, is a hard place. So hard that the plaintive sound of a local musician drawing a knife blade across the strings of his guitar gave birth to the...
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