Up in Washington, in a building on Pennsylvania Avenue not far from the U.S. Capitol, is a wall inscribed with the names of journalists. It’s a fabulous wall, two stories tall and made of glass. The journalists named on the Newseum’s memorial are men and women killed in the line of duty, 2,3…

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — By all appearances, this city seems both busy and serene. The busyness is most obviously expressed in the whir of thousands of bicycles bearing determined-looking riders in all corners of the city. Since Anniston aspires to the title “Bike City,” it might be instruct…

The dynamite exploded around 1 in the morning in the little church out on County Line Road. Pine Ridge CME Church sat in a slight curve in the Friendship community south of Oxford. Dynamite, though, makes no friends. Windows blew. Walls cracked. The bomb, placed by human hands, gutted the in…

There was a warm day in the early Seventies when Ralph Clayton, a coal-miner’s son from Harlan County, Ky., donned a baseball uniform for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and “heard every racial name in the book.” It happened in Thibodaux, La., a college town west of New Orleans. Mike Gallow…

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