- The Trial of John W. Guiteau
January 23, 1882 AUGUSTA, Virginia Crime/Violence, Health/Death, Law, Politics
Among an enormous crowd of four hundred newspaper reporters and interested visitors, the verdict of the trial of John W. Guiteau was delivered at the courthouse on the morning of the twenty-third of January. Although the court officers continually shouted for silence, Guiteau never ceased his criticisms of the court and Judge Porter even as the judge read off the charges against him. Judge Porter...
- Performance by the Stonewall Brigade Band in honor of the Mayor of Winchester
October 9, 1879 AUGUSTA, Virginia Arts/Leisure, Politics, Urban-Life/Boosterism
Music is a form of communication that does not require its attendants to share a common language, thus allowing it to serve as a unifying medium. The performance of the Stonewall Brigade Band of Staunton confirmed the friendship that existed between the two sister cities of the Valley of Virginia, Staunton and Winchester. The Brigade Band performed to the general delight of all present outside the...
- English Travelers Visit a Black University in Atlanta, Georgia
1884 FULTON, Georgia African-Americans, Education, Race-Relations
In the year 1884, two travelers from London, England set out to tour the Southern United States. Upon reaching Georgia, the men stopped to visit Atlanta University, an African American university of the state. Their tour of the university led them to observe that the rooms at the school were light, clean,... and cheerful, and that the work of the students at the school was done exceedingly well. After...