For most of American history, black children rarely saw themselves in children’s literature, and even when they did, the portrayals were generally patronizing, paternalistic, or downright racist. Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, traces her interest in this topic to her time at Washington UniversityRead More →

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – William A. Veselik, Archivist of the FB Kegley Library at Wytheville Community College (WCC) has written two articles: one titled “19th-Century Toll Record Book Sheds Light on History of the Southwestern Virginia Turnpike ”and a titled“ Michael Kellinger, the N’er-Do-Well Son of George Killinger: His Life,Read More →

After a multi-year hiatus, the History Channel show “Modern Marvels” is back with a new season, featuring a spotlight on food in America and how it’s made. Three central Pennsylvania food producers are featured, including Turkey Hill Ice Cream of Lancaster County in Conestoga and Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery inRead More →

History Channel’s “Assembly Required” brings together Tim Allen and Richard Karn to judge three craftsmen in building competitions – using surprise materials dropped off at their home workshops. OMPP’s Jason Fraley reviews “Assembly Required” Are you nostalgic for the growls of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s 1990s sitcom? You mightRead More →