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On July 4, 1054, an extraordinary event attracted the attention of peoples around the world. A supernova appearedĀ in the constellation Taurus. This guest star, to use a Chinese term, suddenly appeared beside a crescent moon. For the next twenty-three days, … Continue reading

Cheryl Janifer LaRocheĀ is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Maryland. She answered some questions about her book Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. Q: You write that the Underground Railroad is a … Continue reading