A basketball player with a passion for history

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I was fascinated to learn that former NBA basketball player Chris Webber has a significant and important collection of African-American documents, books, photos, and more. His collection includes a first edition book of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” published in 1773. The collection also contains a program autographed by Dr. Martin […]

Holzer-like messages on the sidewalks

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Are you familiar with the artist Jenny Holzer? She is a conceptual artist with the main focus of her work being the presentation of words and ideas in public spaces. Some of her earliest (and best known) works are her “Truisms,” three of which are included below. Lately, as I’ve been walking my dogs along […]