National Committee of Black Churchmen Pin at State Museum of Pennsylvania

The National Conference of Black Churchmen, founded in 1966 as the National Committee of Negro Churchmen, was an interdenominational organization to promote Black Power and encourage the influence of the movement on African American communities throughout the country. In 1966, the group published a full-page advertisement in the New York Times demanding power, freedom, and justice from the...
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General Meade’s Press Warfare!

Not all the skirmishes and engagements of the American Civil War were fought on the battlefield. Many were waged in popular publications of the day, pitting war correspondents against high-ranking officers in a war of words. One Union commander who waged his own intensely bitter war with the established press and held the Fourth Estate in contempt throughout the entire rebellion was Major...
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Arnold N. Nawrocki

Although Americans consume an average of thirty pounds of cheese each year – up from eight pounds in 1950, a staggering increase of 287 percent – few probably recognize the name Arnold N. Nawrocki. However, at his death at the age of seventy-eight, his obituary was published in more than one hundred newspapers in six countries on three continents. His obituary appeared in a number of...
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Heinz – Much More than 57 Varieties

The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago captivated spectators with dazzling sights and sounds. Among the innovators showcasing their celebrated products was a trio of Pittsburghers: George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859-1896), George Westinghouse Jr. (1846-1914), and Henry John Heinz (1844-1919). A bridge engineer, Ferris built his famous wheel-shaped ride, this first one...
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