The polished wood gleams in the glow of flickering candles. It’s nighttime, and little moonlight breaks through the circular window panes in their cream-colored frames. Several dozen visitors have gathered in the courtroom of Colonial Williamsburg‘s dull-red brick Capitol building to serve as the jury in a recreated trial of Grace Sherwood, the “Virginia witch”.… Read More Cry Witch!
After the reading of the Declaration of Independence, residents of colonial Williamsburg wonder what it means for them, in the Revolutionary City skit “That Freedom Ain’t for Me”. One such resident was Lydia Broadnax, a literate slave in the home of George Wythe, whose name appears first among Virginians to sign the document. Working in… Read More That Freedom Ain’t for Me
With the connection between Barack Obama and Weather terrorist and University of Illinois professor Bill Ayers finally receiving some attention, much of the focus zeroes in on the Weather Underground’s history of violence, such as its 1972 bombing of the Pentagon. But the mind-set that rationalized such violence is deeply concerning in and of itself,… Read More Who were the Weathermen?
I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself.