America’s Most Popular Statues

Statues honoring the Confederacy have gotten a lot of attention lately. But the statues that draw millions are largely monuments to freedom.

Going to a New Jersey State Park or Beach? Not This Holiday Weekend

By NICK CORASANITI July 1, 2017 ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. — This spot is usually a choke point for shore traffic, not a U-turn. Yet roughly every 10 minutes on Saturday morning, a new vehicle approached the entrance to the beach here — some...

In Houston, an Original Juneteenth Celebration Site Reborn

By MICHAEL HARDY June 17, 2017 HOUSTON — In 1872, a group of African-American ministers and businessmen in Houston purchased 10 acres of land south of downtown, in the city’s predominantly black Third Ward neighborhood, and created Emancipation...