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Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83 During World War II, when Raye Montague was 7 and growing up in Arkansas, her grandfather took her to see a traveling exhibit of a German submarine…

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William Baker, Who Righted an Army Racial Wrong From 1906, Dies at 86

William Baker, Who Righted an Army Racial Wrong From 1906, Dies at 86 In the late 1930s, in rural Georgia, a former slave told his grandson a story about a case of racial injustice that had occurred three…

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The Harlem Jazz Club Where the Spirit of Billie Holiday Lives On

The Harlem Jazz Club Where the Spirit of Billie Holiday Lives On Minton’s Playhouse, the birthplace of bebop, still rules over 118th Street. In this series for T, the author Reggie Nadelson revisits New York institutions that have…

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MacArthur Foundation Announces 25 New ‘Genius’ Fellowships

MacArthur Foundation Announces 25 New ‘Genius’ Fellowships There was laundry to be done for Okwui Okpokwasili, a choreographer and performer, as she walked out of her Brooklyn home early last month toward a laundromat. She was getting ready…

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Manhattan Buyers’ Market Widens

Manhattan Buyers’ Market Widens Sales prices and volume continued to slide in the third quarter of 2018, but now signs of softness have spread from the high end to the starter market.

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Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference.

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The Getty to Start a Research Center for African-American Art

The Getty to Start a Research Center for African-American Art LOS ANGELES — African-American art history resources could be described as something of a diaspora: Early letters by an important artist might be held at one university, her…

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Housing Market Slows, as Rising Prices Outpace Wages

Housing Market Slows, as Rising Prices Outpace Wages DENVER — By nearly any measure, this city is booming. The unemployment rate is below 3 percent. There is so much construction that a local newspaper started a “crane watch”…

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The Man Who Taught a Generation of Black Artists Gets His Own Retrospective

The Man Who Taught a Generation of Black Artists Gets His Own Retrospective When he died in 1979, Charles White had been influential, both in and outside of the art world. Now, a coming show at MoMA resurrects…

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