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National Civil Rights Museum Captures the Story of the Black Freedom Struggle

The National Civil Rights Museum brings the movement to life for all of its visitors, even as the memory of King’s death and the Black Freedom struggle lingers.

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14 Oct 2014

1,000 Scholars Gather in Memphis for the 99th Meeting of the Association for the Study of African American History

The energy in the air was nearly palpable as members from around the world descended on the famed Peabody Hotel last week as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) met to share their research and collaborate on issues related to the organization’s mission “to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.”

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06 Oct 2014

Alarming Statistics on the Effects of Pollution

A small sampling of the many interesting topics that researchers will find in the Environmental Protection Agency: Records on the Health and Ecological Effects of Pollution collection, within the ProQuest History Vault module "American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate."

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26 Sep 2014

Besides the light bulb, what else did Edison invent?

Thomas A. Edison stands as one of the great inventors of all time. He is perhaps most well-known for his work with the light bulb and electric light and power systems. But during the course of his fascinating career, Edison worked on an astonishing variety of inventions and projects.

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22 Sep 2014

Go Around the World in 60 Minutes

Attend our webinar on September 24: "An Exploration of Historical Collections for Today’s Researcher"

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09 Sep 2014

The Civil Rights Movement and the Plight of the American Indian

On March 6, 1968, in a special message to Congress, President Lyndon Baines Johnson announced that “the time has come to focus our efforts on the plight of the American Indian.” In conjunction with this speech to the U.S. Congress, President Johnson signed Executive Order 11399 establishing the National Council on Indian Opportunity (NCIO).

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15 Aug 2014

Immigration Controversies — Now and Then (Part 3)

Blog post taking a look at the issue of immigration from a research perspective. In part 3 of this series, we look at two of the more radical elements targeted by the Bureau of Immigration: the publishers and subscribers to the Subversive Chronicle, and the members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Posted August 6, 2014.

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06 Aug 2014

Are We Still the Same, After All These Years?

In August 1964, the United States was going through a lot of painful changes. At least five race riots occurred across the country, just a year after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom had created a dream; it turned into a nightmare, as the dreams of change were not happening.

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05 Aug 2014

Immigration Controversies — Now and Then (Part 2)

Blog post taking a look at the issue of immigration from a research perspective. From 1917-1918, Immigration focused a lot of energy on suspected anarchists. Posted July 31, 2014.

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31 Jul 2014

Immigration Controversies — Now and Then (Part 1)

Blog post taking a look at the issue of immigration from a research perspective. Those of us who work on ProQuest History Vault were curious to see what perspective we could gain on the recent immigration crisis by looking at immigration almost 100 years ago. Posted July 24, 2014.

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24 Jul 2014