History

The Beatles in Haverhill, 1964

A Catholic Schoolboy Discovers The Beatles (Haverhill, Mass., 1964) By Mike McCormick THE AIR CRACKLED as my fifth-grade classmates hung up their coats on the metal racks in the back of the room at St. James School. “Did you see Ringo’s rings?” “I love ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand!’” “Who’s…

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Lowell’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture: Eugene Weisberg

Lowell’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture: Eugene Weisberg By Marie Frank Marie Frank is the Director of the Art History and Architectural Studies Programs at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She holds a doctorate in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Lowell’s nineteenth-century architecture dominates its skyline and the history books. But…

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Racist Deed Restrictions

On Sunday, WBUR (Boston’s NPR radio station) posted a story about race or ethnic-based restrictive covenants in Massachusetts land records. The story also ran in Sunday’s Lowell Sun and was on the air and online from WBUR on Monday. Today I’ll supplement that story with additional information about the documents…

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Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is on the northwest side of the Tidal Basin, across the water from the Jefferson Memorial. The site is to the south of the National Mall, about even with the Vietnam Memorial. The memorial is simple, dignified, and inspirational. Its main components are three large…

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