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Poland Prussia Russia
Poland under Russian & Prussian Rule - by History Hustle from r/history (More)
in times of digital humanities
let's remember Derrida's contemplation Archive Fever - Derrida, Steedman, & the Archival Turn from More)
the invention of thanksgiving
The Invention of Thanksgiving, Massacres, myths, and the making of the great November holiday. By More)
"St. Cloud professor examines Minnesota's ties to slaveholder wealth in new book"
Professor Christopher Lehman will talk about his new book documenting Minnesota's ties to slavery on Wednesday, November 6th, at 7 p.m. in Miller Center Auditorium. This St. Cloud Times' article reveals some of this history. (I mentioned some of this (More)
Saeed Jones on "enslaved ancestors"
I’ve seen the names of my enslaved ancestors - descendents of people who had to endure a forced march from the Carolina coast to western Tennessee - listed as inventory alongside cows and molasses. That history lives in me. It is not a debate topic (More)
An MPR Podcast: "'I've never told anyone': Stories of life in Indian boarding schools"
A young girl prays at her bedside at a boarding school. A new book by an Ojibwe author tells the stories life for American In (More)
on the 56 anniversary of the terrorist bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL
In memory of the bombing.... They were found together. Two were so close their limbs touched. Sunday dresses tattered. Bodies shattered. Lives taken by killers for whom they didn't matter. They did and they do. Never forget Denise, Carole, Cynthia (More)
Kevin M. Kruse's on Medgar Evers historical timeline
As many have noted, today marks the 55th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. While he officially died in the early hours of June 12, 1963, Evers' death is better understood as the final act of the amazing day befo (More)
A rural Arkansas town confronts its buried history of mass killings of black Americans
This is the lead in The Guardian's article entitled "Arkansas: tree honoring 1919 Elaine Massacre victims cut down": Officia (More)
Learning about Japanese American internment camps
I don’t usually post reflections in this blog; however, the St. Cloud Times’ article about the Smithsonian exhibit on Japanese Americans that I blogged about the other day got me to thinking about a personal memory—as has the continuing crisis at our (More)
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