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Articles with keyword "African Americans"

"Effects of Fugitive-Slave Law"

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When the Slave-Catcher Came to Town

Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.

Lifeguard offers a swimming lesson, 1951, photograph by Teenie Harris

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Teenie Harris Image Collection

African-American news photographer “Teenie” Harris’s career at the Pittsburgh Courier spanned forty years, during which time he recorded daily life in Iron City’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Paul Austin

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Arkansas's Paul Austin

Putting humanities tools into local hands.

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial

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Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.

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Go West, Young Trickster

From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.

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Tenor of the Times

In an otherworldly black-and-white photo taken in midtown Manhattan by renowned jazz photographer William Gottlieb on a rainy night in July 1948, jam-packed neon signs shine brightly along both sides

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

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Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

My Way, quilt, 1971 by Nell Hall Williams, 83” x 73”

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The Art of Survival

Quilts travel from Gee's Bend.

John Mitchell, Jr., editor, Richmond Planet

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Brother from the Richmond Planet

Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.

Students pose at the Rosenwald Pee Dee Colored School, South Carolina.

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Schools for the South

South Carolina remembers the era of Rosenwald schools.