Museums

FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:02 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:52 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 22, 2018 - 11:15 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 22, 2018 - 11:09 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights. The recognition will take place during a celebration of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. Organizers have planned a gala for...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The court ruled 8-0 Wednesday against U.S. victims of a Jerusalem suicide bombing. They want to lay...
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People look at a section of the "Americans" exhibit that explores the historical context of the Battle of Little Bighorn, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. A new exhibit uses images of Natives to show how the population permeates American culture. The "Americans" exhibit has received good reviews, but some say the accompanying website falls short in its characterization of an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians off their lands. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 19, 2018 - 5:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success. The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River. Provocative, yes,...
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A Model wears a creation by Erdem at the Autumn/Winter 2018 runway show in London, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
February 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama. Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong collection of very feminine, sometimes very revealing dresses at his...
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A school groups explores an interactive touch table to learn about the objects and images on display at the "Americans" exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. The exhibit uses Native imagery to show how it permeates American culture. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 19, 2018 - 1:14 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success. The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River. Provocative, yes,...
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In this Aug. 14, 2017 photo, Marie Kesten Zahn, an archaeologist and education coordinator at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth, Mass., probes the concretion surrounding a leg bone that was salvaged from the Whydah shipwreck off the coast of Wellfleet on Cape Cod. Researchers are working to determine if the remains belong to Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, the captain of the ship. (Merrily Cassidy/Cape Cod Times via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 10:53 pm
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, says it also will publicly display the bones for...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Botanical Garden has named its first female president. Carrie Rebora Barratt, a career administrator and curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, tells The New York Times she is excited to apply her scholarship and management expertise to the world of plants and...
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