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Jackie Robinson Buys A Home in Connecticut

Integrating Major League baseball was just one of the challenges facing Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ great second baseman. Buying a house in Connecticut’s white suburbs was another. Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson fought against racial discrimination off the field, as well ...

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The Boston Slave Riot of 1854

The Boston slave riot of 1854 was a contest for the soul of Boston in which slavery supporters won the battle but lost the war. An angry mob of abolitionists tried to free a captured slave and failed, but the ...

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The Great New England Earthquake of 1663

The Great New England Earthquake of 1663 collapsed walls and frightened colonists from Quebec City to New York, but Puritan ministers and Jesuit priests saw a silver lining: People flocked to church in the immediate aftermath. No one had much ...

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