March 2022

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Opener - Statue of Kendrick, Eldering and Clinton

The Undaunted

How a team of fearless American women overcame medical skepticism to stop whooping cough, a vicious infectious disease, and save countless lives

Opener Museum Panel

In Search of Troy

It wasn’t just a legend. Archaeologists are getting to the bottom of the city celebrated by Homer nearly 3,000 years ago

Aerial view

The Inner Passage

These photographs explore the waterways of the South that brought suffering to so many and also provided some a way out of bondage

diptych of a child in a tree and then a bowl of figs

Gather the Wild Figs

A booming market has specimen hunters tracking down rare new varieties of the ancient fruit


Powerful Currency

From a series of coins to a museum in the making, their groundbreaking achievements gain new visibility


Galloping Girl

What to make of the alluring legend of the New York teen who warned that the Redcoats were coming


Athletic Aesthetic

The painter was also a formidable presence on the ice


How to Win Justice

The pathbreaking lawyer and “Civil Rights Queen” was the first Black woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court


When Cleopatra Died Again

The artwork by Edmonia Lewis, the first African American sculptor in the classical mode, epitomizes her immense talent

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