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Commemoration of Selma, Protest in Madison, Wisconsin

President Obama spoke at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday and the attack on marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, demanding the right to vote.  A couple of days earlier, in Madison, Wisconsin, marchers…

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Justice Department’s Findings on Ferguson, MO Investigation

The federal Department of Justice issued a report on March 4, 2015 of findings from its investigation of the Ferguson, MO police department and the shooting of Michael Brown.  It cleared Darren Wilson, the white officer who shot Michael Brown,…

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Princeton University Black History Month: Looking back at the early 2000s and today

Fifth and final article in the series brings the history of African Americans at Princeton up to the present day.

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Documents from the Ferguson Grand Jury

James Jacobs, Stanford University librarian, saved PDFs of the documents from the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury which heard evidence about the Michael Brown shooting to their digital depository.

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#FergusonSyllabus

At the annual meeting of the American Historical Association on Monday, January 5, during a session called “Understanding Ferguson: Race, Power, Protest and the Past,” a panel of historians said “they’ve got an obligation to help students and society at large understand…

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