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New Tech, 3-D Holograms Preserve Holocaust Survivor Stories

By Don Babwin | Oct 30
An Illinois museum has opened a theater where visitors can have conversations with Holocaust survivors through 3-D holograms and sophisticated voice recognition technology.

BARchive :: Making Magic - Searching for LGBT Histories of Neopaganism, the Paranormal and the Occult in San Francisco

By Michael Flanagan | Oct 26
Curious about the history of pagan and occult interests among LGBT people in San Francisco? This is the perfect time of year to explore that topic.

Woman Pens Apology To Man Who Lost Home to Nazis

Woman Pens Apology To Man Who Lost Home to Nazis

Oct 26
A 92-year-old NJ man received an apology letter from the granddaughter of a German man who had taken over his childhood home in 1939. Peter Hirschmann and his family fled Nazi Germany after they were forced out of their home.

Today in History for October 25th

Today in History for October 25th

Oct 25
Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China's UN seat changes hands; 'Charge of the Light Brigade' battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash.

AP FACT CHECK: Cabinet Members Go Rogue on Science, History

By Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard | Mar 13
While Trump took credit when it was not always due and assigned blame that was misplaced, two of his Cabinet members went rogue on science and history.

Architect Shapes Nation's View of African American History

By Martha Waggoner | Feb 16
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time.

Report: 'Slavery Was Intertwined' with University's History

By Jennifer Peltz | Jan 27
Columbia University was founded partly with slave traders' money, counted slaveholders among its early leaders and let at least one prominent student have a slave with him at college, according to a report released Tuesday.

Scholars Team Up to Dispel 400-Year-Old 'Fake News' About U.S.

By William J. Kole | Dec 31
Fake news, quadricentennial edition: America's early settlers were all pious. The native people were savages. Freedom and liberty were available to all from Day One.

CA Includes LGBT History in School Curriculum

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 23
California's public school children, beginning in the second grade, will now be taught the most LGBT-inclusive curriculum in the country due to revisions made by the state's Board of Education.

Federal Recognition Sought for San Francisco LGBT Historic Sites

By Matthew S. Bajko | Mar 27
Historic preservation officials are seeking federal recognition for four sites in the city that played a role in the history of San Francisco's LGBT community.

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