Nov. 26, 1971: D.B. Cooper bails out with $200,000. Credit: Los Angeles Times
Tera W. Hunter has a great op-ed piece in the New York Times about rewriting the history of slavery as reflected by “The Marriage Vow.
The vow, which included the assertion that “a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President,” was amended after the outrage it stirred. However, this was not a harmless gaffe; it represents a resurfacing of a pro-slavery view of “family values” that was prevalent in the decades before the Civil War.
A gas station in Money, Miss., that figured in the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till will be restored under a $152,000 grand from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. AP via Chicago Tribune. The story in the Greenwood Commonwealth is behind a subscription wall, but the comments are illuminating.
Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes writes about Ken Burns discussing his upcoming series “Prohibition.”
In the Wall Street Journal, Mark Yost writes about historic aircraft that took part in the annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.
In the Washington Post, Eugene Scheel examines reenactments of Civil War religious services by Historic Faith Ministries.
The Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem is one of the few museums in Israel that tries to show work by Arab and Muslim artists. AP
The Field Museum of Chicago is a finalist in the contest for best restroom in the U.S.