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The Legacy of Frederick Douglass in Poetry and Primary Sources

Exploring resources for insights on the life and enduring influence of escaped slave, abolitionist writer, orator and American hero on his birthday.

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14 Feb 2017

NAACP Papers Document Case of Activist Bookstore Owner

Court document regarding Martin Sostre

Rare primary source materials provide researchers with insights into struggles with the criminal justice system.

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01 Feb 2017

Scope of Black Panthers’ History Revealed in Video & Newspapers

Black Panthers

Discovery and digitization of the Black Panthers’ Archive provide researchers with a comprehensive view of a revolutionary movement.

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24 Jan 2017

Newspapers Provide Unique Perspectives of Civil Rights Icon

Front page of Atlanta Daily World, January 31, 1956

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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13 Jan 2017

An Inside Look at 1960s Africa via U.S. State Department Central Files

Document from History Vault’s Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, 1960-1969, Africa and the Middle East

Curated collection is designed to enable researchers to find extraordinary insights with online access to rare full-text/full-image documents.

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11 Jan 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt

"The future must see the broadening of human rights throughout the world." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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10 Dec 2016

1936: Black Voters Leave the Party of Lincoln

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1867).

Roosevelt’s New Deal and Black Cabinet appeal to African Americans.

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08 Nov 2016

Testimonio, Testimonials, and the Guatemalan Civil War

Cobblestone street in Guatemala

The Guatemalan Genocide took 200,000 civilian lives; survivors share stories in video testimonials recorded by the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.

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18 Oct 2016

Remembering the Trail of Tears

Painting: Bear's Paw

The enduring legacy of Indian removal policies in the U.S.

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16 Sep 2016

Divorce Petitions Reveal the Lives of 19th Century Women

19th century divorce petition

Divorce petitions extremely frank and candid offering numerous possibilities for research into the lives of 19th-century women.

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08 Sep 2016