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Time capsule believed to contain Gen. Robert E. Lee’s button and a hair from his horse found under a Confederate monument

Time capsule believed to contain Gen. Robert E. Lee’s button and a hair from his horse found under a Confederate monument

Officials working to remove a Confederate monument from downtown Raleigh discovered an unopened time capsule in its base. Now, 126 years after it was buried underneath the Confederate Soldiers Monument on the grounds of the North Carolina State Capitol, archaeologists and conservators from the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) have revealed what’s…MORE

Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations

Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations

The words and phrases permeate nearly every aspect of our society. “Master bedrooms” in our homes. “Blacklists” and “whitelists” in computing. The idiom “sold down the river” in our everyday speech. Many are so entrenched that Americans don’t think twice about using them. But some of these terms are directly rooted in the nation’s history…MORE

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