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The Complex Life and Death of Robert Kennedy

Extraordinary highlights of Kennedy’s often contradictory career.

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05 Jun 2018

The Muckraking Mother of Investigative Reporting

How Progressive Era journalists like Ida Tarbell invented in-depth, evidence-based news coverage.

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19 Apr 2018

Librarians Are Heroes

For National Library Week, we share four of our favorites stories about social progress initiated in the library.

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19 Apr 2018

Celebrating a Phenomenal Poet

Researching how Maya Angelou went from being a voice of empowerment for African American women to becoming a bard of the American people.

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21 Mar 2018

How Givenchy Changed the Way We Understand Clothing

Resources reveal the revolutionary influence of the French fashion icon and the way we dress today.

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20 Mar 2018

Hip-hop Scholar Grooves to Her Own Mix

How one scholar combined her passions and wound up with an in-demand thesis on hip-hop authenticity.

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28 Feb 2018

Wonder Woman & Birth Control: The Legacy of Margaret Sanger

“No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” – Margaret Sanger

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28 Feb 2018

A Courtship in the Least Likely of Places

A Holocaust survivor recalls the girl who stole his heart at Auschwitz, and how she gave him hope for the future.

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14 Feb 2018

Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of Protest in Sports

How do today’s demonstrations against racism on the field compare to the social activism of legendary athletes?

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06 Feb 2018

James Baldwin’s Threat to the Status Quo

“…Look the world in the face like you have a right to be here. When you do that, you have attacked the power structure of the western world.”

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30 Jan 2018