The Northerner

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Rachel Smith, Reporter October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin...

The museum showcases content tailored to both the city’s local history and the former school’s past, which includes educating African-American children between the late 1800s and mid-1900s.

Southgate School: Opinions split on museum’s focus

The Southgate Street School houses the Newport History Museum, with some calling for a separation between the two
Rachel Smith, Reporter October 1, 2019

The Newport History Museum at Southgate Street School has been placed on a trial of ethics by some NKU students for its coverage of the city’s local history at the former school of segregation. “If...

Southgate Street School, located at 215 E Southgate St, Newport, KY, 41076

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

The Southgate Street School in Newport aims to preserve history that is often neglected
Rachel Smith, Reporter September 13, 2019

When James Harris was eight years old, he would stand on a Newport street and gawk at the local school closest to his home. Harris said it was so unlike the school he had to walk several blocks to attend...

Dr. Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926.

Black History Month: a time for celebration, education

Natalie Hamren, News Editor February 6, 2019

In 1925, historian, journalist and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson created the idea for the first Negro History Week—a celebration of experiences and accomplishments of African-Americans, said Dr. Eric...

Why the Second Amendment stuck around

Why the Second Amendment stuck around

Natalie Hamren, Asst. News Editor March 31, 2018
With each mass shooting, the gun control debate emerges and re-emerges. At its center is what the Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, actually means.
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