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Educational Remnants

The rectangular building, gray and beaten with age, is barely distinguishable from the wild grasses that grow up around it – simply a smudge on a prairie that threatens to envelop it. In other locations exist mere suggestions of buildings – steps that lead nowhere, a part of a wall, a corner open to the vast sky. Once, these stairs...

Hitting the Trail Once Again

In 1950, heroes featuring African-Americans were few and far between; black comic strip heroes were even more scarce. Trailblazing and in full color, The Chisholm Kid was the exception. Running in the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s prominent African-American newspapers, The Chisholm Kid championed a positive image, namely a heroic cowboy on par with his white comic strip contemporaries,...