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Joe Hill: The Legendary Troubadour of the Wobblies

Baez playing at the March on Washington in August 1963

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

Dick Gregory

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

Everyday Soldiers & Unheralded Voices of the LGBT Movement

Tracy Baim and her group

Tracy Baim’s editorial files tell personal stories behind the LGBT movement.

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13 Jun 2017

Resources for Remembering the Freedom Riders

Quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:

The Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, Alabama commemorated the courage of the Freedom Riders to end segregation on interstate transportation.

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11 May 2017

Why study social movements?

Woman protesting

Discover resources that “spark new interest in how we got to where we are today, and how we might move forward to tomorrow.”

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03 May 2017

An Alternative to Alternative Facts: The Annual Register

Annual Register, 1763

A comprehensive resource for reliable information about world events, published annually since 1758.

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26 Apr 2017

How History Remembers the First Female Doctor in the U.S.

Doctress in medicine.(1849, Feb 07). The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (1828-1851), 40, 25.

“None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested.” ― Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

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28 Mar 2017

The Price to Purchase Your Own Freedom from Slavery

Samuel Johnson's petition to free his wife and daughter. ProQuest History Vault. Found in: Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks, Series I: Petitions to Southern Legislatures, 1777-1867

Resources to explore the limitations of freedom for “free” African-Americans before slavery was abolished.

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23 Mar 2017

Researching Triggers of Change in the Women’s Movement

Socialist woman

Exploring resources curated to reflect the struggle of “creating a more humane world for all women to live in.”

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08 Mar 2017

Exploring a Dark Chapter in U.S. History: Japanese Internment

Baltimore's Sunday Sun Times magazine, February 7, 1942,

Unique resources for understanding the presidential force of law at the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066.

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21 Feb 2017