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The Student’s Guide to Workers, Labor, and the Left in History Vault

Would you like to be in the band or a clown? (Labor Day celebration, 1940) (LOC)

Students will find numerous collections in History Vault to study workers, labor unions, and the American Left during the 20th century.

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05 Sep 2016

Standing Up Against Racism in the New York Public Library

Regina Andrews

Blog post regarding the NAACP, Regina Andrews and the fight for fairness. Posted August 18, 2016.

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18 Aug 2016

Who Said that? Name the Presidential Nominee

John F. Kennedy, Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford

Can you name the candidates who gave these speeches and the year in which they gave them?

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08 Aug 2016

After a Historic Night, a Look Back at the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Maud Wood Park

Honoring Maud Wood Park, Webb's grandmother, and last night's historic presidential nomination - Park's essay, "How I Came to Start My Work for Woman Suffrage."

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27 Jul 2016

How to Battle Censorship and Become a Legend

Morley Safer reporting from Cam Ne, Vietnam, August 1965

Blog post highlighting Morley Safer’s groundbreaking report on the burning of Cam Ne that aired on the CBS Evening News in August 1965, Written by Beth McGough, Communications and Creative Services Manager, and posted on May 25, 2016.

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25 May 2016

See How “Sylvia” Paved the Way for Women in the Workplace

Good Housekeeping, July 1942

Attitudes toward working women in the 1940s.

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23 May 2016

Joy and Tragedy in the Life of a Plantation Belle

Letter from Harriet Weeks and Census entry

The life and times of a “plantation belle” in the mid-19th century American South.

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28 Mar 2016

Take the Pledge for Parity on International Women’s Day

Protest for women's rights

Blog post marking the 105th celebration of International Women’s Day by leaders of the feminist movement around the world. Written by Rachel Hally, Senior Product Manager, ProQuest, and posted on March 7, 2016.

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07 Mar 2016

“Tireless, dynamic and courageous” ─ The Women Leaders of the NAACP

Ruby Hurley

Blog post regarding women who played an important role in the NAACP, as well as the larger civil rights movement. Written by Daniel Lewis, ProQuest Senior Product Manager, and posted on February 29, 2016.

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29 Feb 2016

“Vacation & Recreation Without Humiliation”

Travel Guide

Blog post regarding summer fun from a historical perspective. A window into an entire alternative tourism infrastructure that once existed in the United States. Posted February 2, 2016.

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22 Feb 2016