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The Bayonet Charge at Stony Point —Mad Anthony Wayne’s Little Masterpiece

Continental General Anthony Wayne earned the name Mad Anthony from his troops for his conduct at the Battle of Stony Point. As Revolutionary War battles go it was neither large nor in the long-run tha

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American Revolution George Washington Battle of Fallen Timbers Battle of Stony Point bayonets Corps of Light Infantry Legion of the United States Mad Anthony Wayne Sir Henry Clinton

Bastille Day—France’s Fête Nationale

Like almost all illustrations of the Storming of the Bastille, this painting was highly romanticized. It’s Bastille Day , of course, commemorating the day in 230 years ago in1789 when the Paris Mobset

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donald trump France French revolution Bastille Day Emmanuel Macron Fête de la Fédération July 14 La Fête Nationale military parade Paris Commune Second Republic

Lights For Liberty Shined in Woodstock

The crowd listens to speakers at the Woodstock Lights for Liberty rally.  The McHenry County government center looms behind the fenced off parking lot with the Jail on the left.  Immigrant detainees a

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Patrick Murfin Kristina Zahorik McHenry County Jail Ice Indivisible Illinois ICDI Lights for Liberty Woodstock Casotio “Casey” Cuevas immigrant detention Lilian Gonazlez Maralee Gordon Scott Cross

Emma Lazarus and Those Quaint Words of Immigrant Welcome

Emma Lazarus as a young woman. Note— As we gather on Friday evening at hundreds of Lights for Liberty rallies and vigils for immigrants being held in detention/concentration camps and terrorized by Tr

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Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty New York City Ashkenazi assimilation George Elliot German Romanticism Henry George Newport Rhode Island proto-Zionism. New Colossus Sephardic Jews

Martin Luther King’s Soldier Field Rally Kicked Off Chicago Open Housing Campaign

Dr. Martin Luther King kicked off his Chicago housing campaign in 1968 at Soldier Field. More than 60,000 bodies crammed into Chicago’s Soldier Field, then the seating capacity of the stadium on the L

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Martin Luther King Jr. AFSC Al Raby Chicago Freedom Movement Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) CORE James Bevel Jesse Jackson Marquette Park SCLC Soldier Field Hosea Williams