No official city fireworks this year, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said. What do you think of the decision?
Lincoln residents, many donning masks and keeping their distance from others, visited local cemeteries to pay their respects.
One of the most frequently accepted series of events surrounded Nebraska City’s slaves, the underground railroad, John Kagi, Allen Mayhew and John Brown’s underground railroad cave/hideout there.
In “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics,” Waller and her writers relied heavily on this comprehensive history of the battle over the ERA and the still-raging culture war it ignited. Spruill, a historian and professor at the University of South Carolina, provides a detailed account of the 1977 Women’s Convention — a pivotal but overlooked event in the women’s movement that’s the focus of a standout episode later in the series. Spruill “did a really impressive job on the political history,” Waller says, “and really giving context to how the battle between the ‘pros’ and the ‘antis’ fit within a larger political history and landscape.”
Much of what is being considered was also being talked about in 1854 as Nebraska became an official U. S. territory.
Thursday also saw the state record its largest single-day increase in coronavirus diagnoses with 320.
The RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912. Here's a look at how big the ship was, how much it held, what kept it running and more.
Matilda McCrear was taken from West Africa to Mobile, Alabama, on board the last slave transport ship, the Clotilda, in July 1860.
Highways, like the railroad, can either make or break a community. In the case of Risings, today’s Rising City, the railroad literally created it while the highway, which made it easier to trade in the larger city of David City, also was a great contributor to its waning.
Books matter more than ever these days, don't they? Here are six new paperbacks to help pass the hours; if going out isn't an option and you want to support small businesses, call or email your neighborhood bookstore and ask if they can send or deliver one of these - or any book - to your door. "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches" by Tyler Kepner (Knopf, $16.95). If you're missing ...
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, but it's worth remembering that the games have been…
Today's coronavirus pandemic has echoes in the yellow fever pandemic of the 1790s. Then, as now, workers struggled with how to support themselves and their families. One federal agency had the answer.
Pandemic: It’s a scary word. But the world has seen pandemics before, and worse ones, too.
Orphans and neglected children were obviously present in Nebraska literally from the inception of its becoming a territory in 1854, but they were few in number and simply cared for by individuals, relatives and churches.
The Girl Scouts got its start on March 12, 1912, with just 18 girls participating in a troop meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today there are about 2.…
Since 1990, the U.S. celebrates Harriet Tubman's achievements on March 10 — Harriet Tubman Day. Here's a timeline of her remarkable life.
Although the exact date of her birth is unknown, historians agree that her story begins in Dorchester County, Maryland, around 1820-1822. Her parents, Ben Ross and Harriet Green, named her Araminta.
From when the first ship carried Africans to the shores of Virginia in the early 1600s until 1865, when the 13th Amendment was officially ratified, millions of people were enslaved.
MINNEAPOLIS - Toward the end of Louise Erdrich's new novel, a character named Thomas Wazhashk heads to Washington, D.C., to testify against a bill. If it passes, its policies would eliminate all federal services to Indians, move families off their reservations and almost certainly destroy the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. And yet before heading home, Thomas stops at the office of the ...