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Northeast Georgia

June 6, 2011

When DeSoto led the first Conquistadors into northeast Georgia in the 1500s they were greeted by members of the Cherokee Nation who inhabited more than 200 villages over seven states. Many lived in what is today the Blue Ridge Mountain region.

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Northern Louisiana’s Red River Routes (Part Two)

May 22, 2011

Control of the rivers was vital to the Union efforts to win the war and the battle that solidified their hold on the Mississippi took place in Louisiana and African American troops were heavily involved. The plan, code named “Anaconda,” was to halve the Confederacy by controlling the Mississippi.

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Northern Louisiana’s Red River Routes

May 15, 2011

The Louisiana Territory became a French colony in 1682 and remained so until it was ceded to Spain in 1783. Seventeen years later the region was returned to Spain for the three year period before the United States purchased the land for 3 cents an acre with the Louisiana Purchase.

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Knoxville’s Tales and Trails

May 9, 2011

The state of Tennessee has much to offer a visitor, sites, attractions, outdoor activities, history, spas, luxe accommodations, numerous dining opportunities and breathtaking scenery. In fact, the options are so numerous as to be overwhelming.

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Spring Flings

May 1, 2011

Throughout the years whenever I am asked which destination I like best my answer has remained the same, Philadelphia. As Dorothy discovers after her adventures in Oz, there really is no place like home. Philadelphia has much to offer and it is ideally situated for day trips to…

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Magical Manchester, the Slave Trade and Abolition (part two)

April 23, 2011

The UK interprets the story of its role in the slave trade in ways that the United State doesn’t. They have taken a holistic look at slave trafficking in the 18th and 19th Centuries and, even more impressively, at the economic implications and benefits for institutions, individuals and the country

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Magical Manchester

April 17, 2011

Manchester is one of Europe’s greatest undiscovered destinations. The city is so filled with wonderful things to do and to see and to learn that it should indeed be considered a “magical” place to visit. It’s impossible to exhaust its possibilities in one trip…

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Georgia’s “Enchanted Land”

April 11, 2011

Georgia is divided into nine travel regions the most familiar being probably Atlanta Metro. Each is unique in its history, geography, heritage, attractions, driving tours and activities and each region is easily accessible using Atlanta as a base.

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Discovering Charleston, SC

April 4, 2011

Conquistadors began arriving in the New World, an area they referred to as “Las Indias,” shortly after the voyages of Columbus. They began with the Caribbean Islands and moved outward from there. In 1521 Ponce de Leon landed in Florida and attempted to start a colony.

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Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

March 27, 2011

Five states have coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico, (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi) and for more than 300-years the resident’s fortunes have been closely tied to the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River that flows into it.

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Recent News

Go With The-Flo

Derek Fisher and former VH1 “Basketball Wives” cast member Gloria Govan got married

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Derrick Fisher and Gloria Govan  (Photos: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Farewell to...

Politics

EXPLAINER: Why are Texas Democrats camped out in Washington?

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, dean of the Texas House of Representatives, speaks as Democratic...

Diaspora

French president honors US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron, left, awards Reverend Jesse Jackson with the Legion d’Honneur (Officer of...

Stateside

McCormick recalls some seasonings due to salmonella concern

July 28, 2021

McCormick & Co. is voluntarily recalling some seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. The company said this...

Food And Beverage

McCormick recalls some seasonings due to salmonella concern

July 28, 2021

McCormick & Co. is voluntarily recalling some seasonings due to possible salmonella contamination. The company said this...

Health

NAACP’s ‘COVID. KNOW MORE’ research shows that African Americans must stay vigilant and informed

July 23, 2021

BALTIMORE  —  The numbers are indisputable: Over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked deadly havoc...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff