Woman Possibly Killed in Mass Murder Returned to Ireland for Burial – Secrets in the News: July 18 – 24, 2015

Woman Possibly Killed in Mass Murder Returned to Ireland for Burial – Secrets in the News: July 18 – 24, 2015

Here’s the latest update to the story of Duffy's Cut. In 1832, Catherine Burns left Ireland for Philadelphia where she found work at Duffy’s Cut — a railroad construction site staffed by Irish Catholics. Less than two months later, Catherine and several others would disappear forever. It was assumed that a cholera epidemic sweeping the East Coast killed the railroad workers, but contemporary research suggests […]

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Why does this still matter to us?

Civil Rights Act of 1964: Why does this still matter to us?

As covered in JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. The 1964 Civil Rights Act was the greatest advance in American equality in a hundred years. Why does this still matter to us? Why do we still talk about it? […]