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Ole Miss To Post Signs Recognizing Campus Buildings Built By Slave Labor

“The University of Mississippi is taking major strides in acknowledging its racist history. The institution, affectionately known as Ole Miss, announced plans on Thursday to recognize pre-Civil War campus buildings that were built by slaves. . . . in addition…

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A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life

Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, explains how the noose found in the museum answers the question founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture “Why…

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Volunteer Opportunity: Summer Dig at the Dr. James Still Historic Site

For the second summer in a row, archaeological work will be taking place in Medford, NJ at the Dr. James Still Historic Site.  Volunteers are needed in the excavation and processing of finds.  Dr. James Still  was a distinguished herbalist,…

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‘You’ve got bad blood’: The horror of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.

In her Washington Post article, DeNeen L. Brown reviews the history of the infamous Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment.  “On Tuesday [May 16, 2017], the Tuskegee History Center will mark the 20th anniversary of its founding and President Bill Clinton’s apology to…

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Kitsi Watterson, Author of “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton” May 18, 2017

On May 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Princeton Public Library, Kitsi Watterson, award winning author, reads from her recent book “I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton,” which includes vivid first-person accounts of more than…

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