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2013-08-08 08:27:55

"L'immortalite: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen" by T.R. Heinan brings NOLA horror story characters to Kindle format TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In "L'immortalite: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen" (ISBN 978-1-63003-914-1), author T.R. Heinan shows the lengths people will go in the quest for immortality. The 5-star reviewed historical fiction novel combines horror, history and humor to tell the story of New Orleans' "most haunted" house. (Photo:...

2013-08-07 12:23:41

New six-part, six-hour series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through African-American history--from slavery to freedom, and from the plantation to the White House NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering Tuesdays, October 22, 29...

2013-06-19 23:00:46

Cloud Technology Systems, Inc. just posted “Juneteenth? What is it?” on their blog. The article can be viewed at http://creditcardsforbadcreditnotbadpeople.com/juneteenth-what-is-it/. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 According to the blog post by Cloud Technology Systems, Juneteenth is also known as freedom day or emancipation day. The article relates that the United States Holiday honors the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865....

2013-01-16 16:25:31

40 Years After, 150 Years After, 9 Days After DENVER, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado Right To Life notes that this Sunday's March for Life in Denver is forty years after the infamous Roe v. Wade opinion, 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and nine days after the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously held that the word "child" in a state child abuse law applies equally to an unborn child. This Sunday, January 20, at 12:30 p.m., CRTL is hosting our annual March...

2013-01-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Monthly Magazine announced today the publishing of a special issue, "Race, History, and Obama's Second Term." Citing the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the magazine addresses race relations in America with a series of articles written by distinguished scholars and authors, including Taylor Branch, Nicholas Lemann, Elijah Anderson, Glenn Loury, and Isabel Sawhill. The special edition, which is supported...

2013-01-03 16:22:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of the 150(th) anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will exhibit a rare copy of the document signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The document is on loan to the museum from the Union League of Philadelphia from January 12 to February 3, 2013. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation technically did not end slavery, but declared that all...

2013-01-01 00:21:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, JANUARY 1: EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION Profile America -- Tuesday, January 1st. For Americans in 1863, this day was not one especially suited to a greeting of "Happy New Year." But in a nation riven by Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln used the occasion of the new year to inject a moral...

2012-10-09 07:25:08

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --In "L'immortalite: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen" (ISBN 0615634710), author T. R. Heinan shows the lengths people will go to in the quest for immortality. The historical fiction/horror novel combines horror, history and humor to tell the story of New Orleans' "most haunted" house. Set in a 1830s Creole community in New Orleans, "L'immortalite" takes readers on a journey with Philippe Bertrand, a reclusive lay sacristan who struggles to have...

2012-06-18 02:26:08

ATLANTA, June18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first and only broadcast television network for African Americans, will celebrate Juneteenth by televising the highly-acclaimed TV drama The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The film has not aired on broadcast television in over 30 years. Considered to be the first made-for-TV movie to portray African-American characters with depth, The Autobiography of...

2012-06-07 10:21:50

Statue Honors Leading African-American Figure At Center of One of Key Supreme Court Decisions in U.S. History; Slavery Ruling Contributed to Lincoln Presidential Run, Outbreak of Civil War. ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A life-sized statue of Dred and Harriet Scott will be unveiled Friday (June 8, 2012) at 3 p.m. CDT in front of the historic Old Courthouse here. The unveiling of the life-sized statue on June 8th will be the first full statue ever dedicated to Dred...