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How Local Acts of Resistance Added Up to a Movement

Honoring Ron Walters and the sit-in student protests of the civil rights movement.

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19 Jul 2018

“Fighting Bob” and the History of U.S. Progressivism

How digitized access to Robert La Follette’s Papers promotes insight into progressive politics, then and now.

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12 Jun 2018

Exploring the Intersection of Black Freedom & the Labor Movement

Essay by Dr. Arnesen

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

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05 Oct 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

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

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

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

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