Tag: Fourth of July

Fred Hampton And The Black Panthers Took Thomas Jefferson At His Word

Thursday, July 4, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Black Panthers on the capitol steps in Olympia, Wa. in 1969. They were protesting gun legislation. | Courtesy Washington State Archives / Via The Trace

In his last public letter — released two weeks before his death on July 4, 1826 — Thomas Jefferson praised the Declaration of Independence, a document he had drafted a half-century earlier, as “an instrument, pregnant with our own and the fate of the world.” 

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A Guide To The July 4th Fireworks And Fun Near You

Monday, July 1, 2019 || By Bob Uphues/Riverside-Brookfield Landmark || @maywoodnews

The Fourth of July holiday is upon us, and there will be plenty of ways for Proviso Township residents to mark Independence Day, with concerts, parades, ball games, parties and, of course, fireworks.

Here’s a roundup of what’s taking place over the next couple of days.

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Some Safety Tips For Enjoying Fourth of July Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

According to estimates by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly 13,000 people were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries last year — around half of those injuries were to the extremities while 36 percent were head-related injuries.

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