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August 19, 2019

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In 1870, Henrietta Wood Sued for Reparations—and Won | History

Smithsonian
In April 17, 1878, twelve white jurors entered a federal courtroom in Cincinnati, Ohio, to deliver the verdict in a now-forgotten lawsuit about American slavery. The plaintiff was Henrietta Wood, described by a reporter at the time as “a spectacled negro woman, apparently sixty years old.” The defendant was Zebulon......
History

From Nazi Prisons to Cat Sanctuaries, Explore the Many Lives of These Russian Palaces | Travel

Smithsonian
In August 1917, former czar Nicholas Romanov, his wife and five children marched out of their palace in the Tsarskoye Selo (now Pushkin) countryside for the last time. For their last five months there, the extravagant estate served as the literal gilded cage for the ex-royal family on house arrest.......

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