Category Archives: Race

How to deal with History in Museums

In light of the two recent readings, I thought it interesting that Stone Mountain would seriously debate the creation of an exhibit commemorating the contribution of African-American soldiers during the Civil War. AJC article The part to watch will be … Continue reading

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Leo Frank commemoration: Museum partnerships and controversial topics | Public History Commons

Source: Leo Frank commemoration: Museum partnerships and controversial topics | Public History Commons

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The Problem we all live with

This American Life did a really interesting podcast on a woman who went to schools that were mandated to desegregate back in the 70’s and 80’s with school busing. I was bused more than an hour from my house, but … Continue reading

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The Haitian Revolution and the Silencing of the Past.

My thesis regarding the Haitian Revolution, stemming from my undergraduate work in history and geography more than 15 years ago at UNC Charlotte, was whether the revolution aided in ending slavery or the slave trade. As the author of the … Continue reading

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an update on the President’s house in Philadelphia: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

Source: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

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Legacies collide in history of California’s missions and Pope’s visit

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-08/america-s-new-saint-more-sinner

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History that can unite us | The Charlotte Observer

When you hear about plans for a $65 million N.C. Civil War History Center in Fayetteville, you wonder how organizers will steer clear of the rancorous debates still sparked by that era and its potent symbol, the Confederate battle flag. … Continue reading

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