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A Department Store Owner

Earl Jones was a lawyer and state legislator who just happened to have an office across the street from a very important and historic site. …

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At This Lunch Counter

We don’t think much these days about going into any restaurant and ordering a meal.  But in 1960, some were not served.  That story came…

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A Quaker Community Determined to End Slavery

In the heart of the south, there was one Quaker community determined to not only bring an end to slavery, but to help former slaves…

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The Mendenhall Plantation

We might imagine that prior to the Civil War, most large farming operations in the south used slave labor.  Today, we take you to a…

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When the Road Gets Moved

Major highways can be a very important way to get people to your business.  What do you do when your competitor moves the road?  Well…

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Overcoming Challenges 50 Years Later

Next week at the National FFA Convention, there will be a recognition of the 50th anniversary of two groups joining together.  However, a half century…

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Separate and Not Equal

Separate but equal was almost always separate and NOT equal.  That was the case in agricultural education as well with two groups helping those who…

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A Lost Colony

It’s known as the lost colony of Roanoke–a settlement of English that vanished between 1587 and 1590 in what is today North Carolina. Over 400…

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A Colony Lost

It’s known as the lost colony of Roanoke–a settlement of English that vanished between 1587 and 1590 in what is today North Carolina. Over 400…

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The Colony of Roanoke

In 1587 three ships set sail from England bound for Chesapeake Bay. The voyage wouldn’t make that destination though, and the fate of those than…

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