Fort Sumter

On December 20, 1860, the state of South Carolina seceded from the United States.  That led to a domino effect in which ten other states ultimately seceded from the Union as well.  For obvious reasons, the United States was not pleased with South Carolina‚Äôs behavior, so on December 26, 1860, it secretly sent soldiers, under…

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birth Home

Since it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States this coming Monday, and since it is his birthday, I wanted to write about his birth home.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He lived in the home of his birth for the first twelve years…