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Allegany County African-American History PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Al Feldstein   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 17:30



The following three narratives are taken from three different publications. They describe the African-American community of "Brownsville", which was once situated on portions of the present-day Frostburg State University campus. The following is from an article by James Limbaugh appearing in, A Century of Commitment - Frostburg State University, 1898-1998:

Brownsville - Inextricably linked to the history of the founding and growth of Frostburg State University is the story of the community of Brownsville.


The Normal School's first building, Old Main, was positioned in Beall's Park to face Loo Street (now known as College Avenue) and to look down Wood Street toward the center of Frostburg. At Old Main's back door was Brownsville, a ...

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"Why Should I Care About...Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Saturday, 01 November 2008 09:53
written by Catherine Pancake, documentary filmmaker


*check out this recent article in Smithsonian Magazine January 2009



black diamonds graphic.jpgReasons to Care About Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

"Mountaintop removal" has become a vernacular catchall phrase for a range of aggressive coal surface mining techniques practiced in Central Appalachia including Southwestern VA, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Coal mining is a complex, diverse industry with a wide range of techniques, employees, and approaches. Presently, over 55% of our electricity comes from coal, and it is critical to keeping communities and industries up and running all over the country.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2009 20:59
Peace Makers: Keeping Peace Alive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Wednesday, 01 October 2008 23:39



By Tony Crosby

In late March, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and Kusturba Gandhi, presented a lecture on what he had learned from his grandparents when he visited them in India at the age of 12 in 1946-1947. A native of the Indian community in South Africa, Gandhi has also recorded his “Education in the Path of Nonviolence” in a memoir entitled Legacy of Love. As the lecture drew more people than could squeeze into the University auditorium and copies of his book rapidly sold out, I will try to blend my memories of the talk with the words of the text in this brief report.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2009 16:14
Why Should I Care About Voting? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathy Miller   
Tuesday, 23 September 2008 23:48

Written by: Kathy Miller, Allegany College of Maryland Human Services Student

The right to vote is one of the fundamental principles in our founding fathers, and generations of Americans thereafter, fought to establish and maintain as the cornerstone of our democracy. Far too often we, as Americans, take this right for granted. Voting is more then saying yes or no on an issue. It is more than putting “our woman” in office. Voting is the right to be informed, to be educated, and to be involved. The question posted, however, is why is this (voting) important? For this writer, the reason voting is important has a three part answer.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2009 16:17
"Why Should I Care That There Is An Appalachian Independent?" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 23:54


“…that government of the people, by the people and for the

people shall not perish from the earth.”


Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln understood that for a democracy to work properly, it is at its most fundamental level about its citizens. Not its politicians.  Not its political parties.  Not its lobbyists. That means democracy is about you and me and us.


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