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History of slavery in NY examined through runaways notices

They were field hands, cooks, musicians and blacksmiths. Some were "well made," others lame. A few showed ritual tribal scarring from their native Africa, others bore scars inflicted by their masters. All of them — some 600-plus men and women — were black slaves who bolted for freedom in upstate New York in the 1700s and early 1800s.

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Hattiesburg art teacher draws on lifetime of work

When Diane Ellzey wanted to teach Hattiesburg schoolchildren it was OK to express their anger in a constructive way, she had them draw pictures of the Angry Birds — popular video game characters. When the Hattiesburg Public School District art teacher came up with a lesson on the importance of taking care of one's eyes, she combined that with a tutorial on Picasso, the artist who often distorted eyes in his paintings.

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Hattiesburg art teacher draws on lifetime of work

When Diane Ellzey wanted to teach Hattiesburg schoolchildren it was OK to express their anger in a constructive way, she had them draw pictures of the Angry Birds — popular video game characters. When the Hattiesburg Public School District art teacher came up with a lesson on the importance of taking care of one's eyes, she combined that with a tutorial on Picasso, the artist who often distorted eyes in his paintings.

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VIDEO: Royal treatment for 'American Idol' contestant Lee Jean at Bluffton High School

Lee Jean, 16, went to 15 classrooms Friday morning for a "Go Wild!!!" for Lee Jean contest. He takes off for California next week, aiming to continue his run on the mega-hit Fox show, "American Idol."
VIDEO: Royal treatment for 'American Idol' contestant Lee Jean at Bluffton High School 0:55

VIDEO: Royal treatment for 'American Idol' contestant Lee Jean at Bluffton High School

Evolution of a Game 2:44

Evolution of a Game

SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons 1:03

SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons

Things t know about Jill Stein 1:42

Things t know about Jill Stein