Michael Hodges The Detroit News Published 8:03 PM EDT Mar 15, 2019 "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty," which opened Friday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, stirred local protests earlier this year by some who feared yet another page of black history was going to be wrapped around a white man. But this is not a repeat of "Glory," the 1989 Civil War film about a heroic African-American regiment that needed Matthew Broderick as the star to render it palatable to white audiences. Rather, "Paradox," which will be up through June 22, is a stirring tribute to the humanity and remarkable skill of slaves at Monticello. The show also reflects decades of painstaking research by black and white historians alike at the national historic landmark and UNESCO world heritage site to identify the individuals who formed its workforce, and trace their bloodlines to the present day. Of the controversy, the … [Read more...] about ‘Paradox of Liberty’ at the Charles H. Wright explores slavery at Monticello
Detroit News wire services Published 1:00 PM EST Dec 7, 2018 Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. Freeze’s hiring was also reported by other media outlets. Liberty has scheduled a news conference to “name Liberty’s next head football coach” for Friday afternoon, the AP source said. Freeze will replace Turner Gill, who resigned after his seventh season to spend more time with his ailing wife. The Flames finished 6-6 this season, their first competing at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, and were 47-35 under Gill. Freeze, 49, spent five years at Mississippi and led the Rebels to a 39-25 record and four bowl games. He resigned in the summer of 2017 amid a scandal in which school officials discovered he used a university-issued cellphone to call escort services. Ole Miss was also mired in an … [Read more...] about Hugh Freeze gets chance to rebuild career at Liberty
Queen's University of Belfast reviewing links to Presbyterian college as professor suspended BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Queen's University has said it is reviewing "the nature of its relationship" with the Presbyterian-run Union Theological College, which teaches its degree courses in theology. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/queens-university-of-belfast-reviewing-links-to-presbyterian-college-as-professor-suspended-37053480.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37053795.ece/1ae6d/AUTOCROP/h342/ion_Theological%202.jpg Email Queen's University has said it is reviewing "the nature of its relationship" with the Presbyterian-run Union Theological College, which teaches its degree courses in theology. The Belfast Telegraph understands that a factor in the decision is the suspension of Professor of Church History Laurence Kirkpatrick. He is believed to have been suspended from his college role due to comments he made in the media. Last week … [Read more...] about Queen’s University of Belfast reviewing links to Presbyterian college as professor suspended
Somewhere in my basement there’s an issue of Roundel, the BMW club magazine, that contains an extremely passionate and forceful article regarding a new vehicle from Munich. The author goes on in considerable detail regarding the new car’s size, weight, and insane complexity. He rails against the dilution of BMW’s Autobahn heritage and the compromises the firm is making to attract a wider audience. Lastly, he offers his sincere condolences to the shade-tree mechanics because this new car will be impossible to service anywhere but a dealership. Those of you who read Roundel back in the day will no doubt guess that this flabby, super-computerized BMW was, in fact, the 1977 320i. But here’s the thing: All of the complaints in the article were valid. It’s just that the E30 which followed made the E21 320i look fairly simple. The E36 was a rocketship compared to its predecessor and the E46 was a spaceship. Each time the cars changed, the enthusiast base swore … [Read more...] about No Fixed Abode: Is the Liberty Ready for Its Cherokee Moment?
Irish-American executive Chase Carey, who after long stints with the News Corporation and DirecTV, was named chief executive of the Formula One Group, recently visited a motorsport event known as Great Race in Budapest, Hungary where he spoke about the future plans of the sport’s new commercial rights holder, Liberty Media. The new Formula 1 boss Chase Carey received bachlor’s degree from Colgate University, then a master degree of business administration from Harvard, working for News Corp, DIRECTV and 21st Century Fox. He then became the Vice Chair of 21st Century Fox. On 23 January 2017, he was installed as CEO and Executive chairman of Formula One Group after Liberty Media completed their $4.4 Billion acquisition of Formula One Group. Chase Carey first visited Budapest last year during the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix and immediately fell in love with the Hungarian capital. “I love Budapest. This is a special city with a beautiful history. The people are … [Read more...] about Chase Carey comments on the future plans of the sport’s commercial rights holder, Liberty Media