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The Birth Control Movement & Social Change

How the Margaret Sanger Papers illuminate the intersections of social reform in the 20th century.

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08 Aug 2018

Why We Need to Read More Works by International Writers

How reading works by marginalized authors enhances understanding of ourselves and each other.

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12 Jul 2018

When Hurston Had a (Mule) Bone to Pick with Hughes

Did Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to compromise with Langston Hughes secure her literary legacy?

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20 Jun 2018

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