Three agencies are teaming up to celebrate “Our People” Month during the City of Murfreesboro’s bicentennial year with a special community-heritage lecture, “We Are as Grand as We Want to Be: African-American Mutual Aid Groups in Murfreesboro,” on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The free public lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, located at 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro two blocks north of Broad Street.
It’s sponsored by The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center.
Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 7:12 am
This January 19, 2012 image provided by the US Navy, shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transiting the Arabian Sea.
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For the second time in recent weeks, the USS Abraham Lincoln has passed through the Strait of Hormuz. If you remember the strait has been central in the diplomatic rift between Iran and the United States.
Reacting to sanctions imposed by the United States and approved by the European Union, Iran has threatened to close the narrow strait through which about 20 perent of the world's oil exports passes through.
A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) official examines a backpack that was left on the bomb site by a suspect bomber in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Credit Apichart Weerawong / AP
A man thought to be Iranian blew off his legs, when he tried to lob an explosive at police in Bangkok. Shortly before that happened, two other explosions were reported in the commercial district of the city.
The AP reports police found a passport that identified the man as Saeid Moradi from Iran.
Bahraini anti-government protesters react to tear gas fired by riot police on Monday.
Credit Hasan Jamali / AP
Today marks a year since an uprising started in the Gulf Nation of Bahrain. And over the course of the year, we saw lots of protests, and we saw the Gulf Cooperation Council send troops into the country to quash the rebellion. We saw the monarchy dismantle the Pearl Roundabout, which had become symbolic of the uprising and later commission a report about what went wrong at the height of the protests last February.