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Although writing can help decipher history, it’s our humanity which keeps all of us striving for an improved future.
Although writing can help decipher history, it’s our humanity which keeps all of us striving for an improved future.

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8 Things You May Not Know About American Money
On February 25, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the National Banking Act (originally known as the National Currency Act), which for the first time in American history established the federal dollar as the sole currency of the United States. On the la...
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Following his beliefs: The Ralph Lazo Story
Following his beliefs led him to Manzanar Ralph Lazo's decision to voluntarily join his Japanese American classmates in the internment camp still resonates 65 years later. May 27, 2007|Cecilia Rasmussen | Times Staff Writer Manzanar, Calif., May 1942. It's ...
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“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” —Dolores Huerta Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. To f...
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Caroline & Gerald Buster: The Cottage Restaurant
It was quite a risk to open a French-inspired restaurant in Calumet City in 1974, but Carolyn Buster Welbon and her then-husband, Gerald (Jerry) Buster, created a phenomenon. For about 20 years, The Cottage restaurant was the premier fine-dining restaurant ...
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Brody Buster: Celebrated Blues Artist
BY TIMOTHY FINN tfinn@kcstar.com, Feb. 2017 Brody Buster is only in his early 30s, but he is already a music industry veteran, one preparing to give success a second chance.  “I started so young,” he told The Star recently. “I played ‘The Tonight Show,’ I p...
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Bobette Buster: Hollywood's Secret
Bobette Buster was born on September 4,1953 in Ohio, but was raised in a small town of Leitchfield, Kentucky. Growing up there, she would collect stories in her youth about the older generation, which included her own family members, and has the oral histor...
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Women Prisoners of War at Castle Thunder: Civil War
By Rebecca Beatrice Brooks Castle Thunder at the fall of Richmond, 1865 Castle Thunder in Richmond, Virginia, was one of the few Confederate prisons that held not only male prisoners of war but women prisoners as well.  Located along Tobacco row, near Libby...
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