Steve Pike http://wknofm.org en Frances Wright http://wknofm.org/post/frances-wright <p>Scottish by birth, Frances Wright earned her reputation as a reformer in the United States. &nbsp;She was an early champion of women's rights, democracy, the working class, and abolition. &nbsp;</p><p>Wright believed slaves had to be prepared to live as free people, so, in October of 1825, she purchased a few slaves and some land in the present Germantown area, establishing the Neshoba Plantation.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:45:00 +0000 Justin Willingham 3235 at http://wknofm.org Frances Wright Bill Terry and the Lichterman Nature Center http://wknofm.org/post/bill-terry-and-lichterman-nature-center <p>On May 3, 1938, Bill Terry, former manager of the New York Giants baseball team, bought an estate from Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 23:30:38 +0000 Justin Willingham 14086 at http://wknofm.org Bill Terry and the Lichterman Nature Center Vietnam Memorial Wall Architect's Sample http://wknofm.org/post/vietnam-memorial-wall-architects-sample <p>The Vietnam War was one of the signal events of the last half of the 20th century. &nbsp;It was controversial, and the controversy continued long after the war ended. &nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://thewall-usa.com/">Vietnam Memorial Wall</a> itself was the subject of much debate. &nbsp;When the design was unveiled, many felt it was not &quot;monumental&quot; enough, but, since its unveiling, it has become an icon, a fitting and moving memorial to the more than 58,000 American military personnel who died during the war.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:09:35 +0000 Steve Pike 4146 at http://wknofm.org Vietnam Memorial Wall Architect's Sample