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Slavery and Higher Education

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On October 28, 2014
It’s hardly surprising once you think about it, but you probably don’t think about it, so it’s worth noting the role slavery had in building so many of our older institutions of higher education. Finally, some institutions are becoming serious about remembering that history and commemorating the unfree labor who worked on these campuses. Brown […]

Denmark Vesey

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On February 26, 2014

2010 broke new ground in Confederate nostalgia arguments–defining Denmark Vesey as a terrorist. Global War on Terror indeed. But there’s now a Vesey statue up in Charleston, honoring the m

Two stories here that revolve around the theme of organized labor rarely getting value for the money it donates to Democratic politicians. On the national level, Communication Workers of American president Larry Cohen held a conference call with reporters and bloggers yesterday to say that Senate Democrats who do not support institutional changes within the […]

More Decoration Day

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On May 27, 2013

As we close another Decoration Day, we have David Blight with typically excellent stories about Civil War memory: But for the earliest and most remarkable Memorial Day, we must return to where the war

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