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A New World on Finding Your Roots

By Fred Vigeant


Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

By Fred Vigeant

Blinding of Isaac Woodward

Discover the 1946 incident of racial violence by police that led to the racial awakening of President Harry Truman and set the stage for the landmark 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision, jump-starting the civil rights movement.

By Fred Vigeant

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Rival historians take aim at Pa. Senator Doug Mastriano’s research on WWI hero Sergeant Alvin York

Doubts linger more than a century later about the precise location of heroics that won American World War I Sergeant Alvin York a Medal of Honor.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Emails: FBI was looking for gold at Pennsylvania dig site

FBI agents were looking for a cache of fabled Civil War-era gold when they excavated a remote woodland site in Pennsylvania three years ago, according to government emails and other recently released documents in the case.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

‘Give somebody a voice’: Philly lost two Black radio icons. How their historic legacies live on

William “Cody” Anderson and Tony Brown died within a week of each other, causing many Philadelphians to reflect on their legacies.

By Annette John-Hall/Keystone Crossroads

The Black Church: This is our story, this is our song

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.

By Fred Vigeant