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Frederick Douglass: Pioneer of the Labor Movement

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Discover how his experiences as a hired-slave prompted Douglass to become a champion of the working class.

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12 Feb 2018

Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of Protest in Sports

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How do today’s demonstrations against racism on the field compare to the social activism of legendary athletes?

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06 Feb 2018

James Baldwin’s Threat to the Status Quo

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“…Look the world in the face like you have a right to be here. When you do that, you have attacked the power structure of the western world.”

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30 Jan 2018

Collecting in the Moment: Rare Insight into the ‘60s

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How the courageous efforts of the Wisconsin Historical Society have served future generations of the Vietnam War scholars.

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17 Jan 2018

The Historically Fraught Relations Between the FBI and Black Activists

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Newly uncovered government documents about MLK provide a deeper glimpse into a history that is still unfolding.

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12 Jan 2018

Exploring the Intersection of Black Freedom & the Labor Movement

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Resources to research the life and accomplishments of A. Philip Randolph.

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05 Oct 2017

Empowering Research in American History Around the World

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“Without ProQuest History Vault, I have no doubt that our students would struggle to produce such excellent work.” – Dr. Joe Street

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27 Sep 2017

Joe Hill: The Legendary Troubadour of the Wobblies

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The role of music in the labor movement, and how a rabble-rousing immigrant became a quintessential figure in labor history.

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06 Sep 2017

Dick Gregory: Comedy as a Tool for Social Change

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For Dick Gregory, it seemed stirring up a bit of trouble let him know when he was on the right track.

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29 Aug 2017

News Provides Unique Context & Insights Across the Curriculum

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Spanning topics in every subject, news resources are essential for all students and scholars.

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15 Aug 2017

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