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One woman’s legacy

Africa | A 19th-century Scottish missionary helped to transform southeast Nigeria, and local groups are still emulating her efforts a century later
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/28/19, 04:30 pm

On a Tuesday morning, a loud bell echoed across Mary Slessor Academy in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River state in southern Nigeria. Students wearing navy blue and green uniforms scurried to line up for morning devotions and announcements.

On the fenced property sat different classroom blocks for nursery to high-school students. In front of the high-school block, students sang praise songs and hymns. One teacher led a Scripture reading and shared words of encouragement.

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Matty’s book

History | A fresh and personable look at baseball and life in 1912
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/11/19, 04:15 pm

Needing escape from the disappointing escapism of midsummer 2019 Philadelphia Phillies baseball, I read of happier times two hours north as obligingly recorded by the pitcher for the pennant-winning turn-of-the-20th-century New York Giants.

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Teddy Roosevelt’s bully pulpit

Biography | Using Biblical principles as president to battle socialism and social issues, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/06/19, 02:15 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky concludes his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April and May, we studied Grover Cleveland.

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