Category Archives: Urban history

On This Day, 16 Years Ago

Today marks 16 years since the attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. Being so close to the city during that time, there was a lot of loss, anger and uncertainty, not only about the future, but … Continue reading

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Shared Authority Fail: Art and Interpretation on the Atlanta BeltLine

  Art on the Atlanta BeltLine: Context is Key Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (the “largest free, temporary outdoor art exhibition in the South”) recently opened its annual fall show featuring a piece along its Westside … Continue reading

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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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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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Stadiumville and deep maps | Public History Commons

Stadiumville and deep maps | Public History Commons.

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Reactions to The Lowell Experiment

As I read The Lowell Experiment, I found myself wondering when does public history end and social change activism begin. I have understood that history is not just about “the facts” but about how those facts influenced later events or … Continue reading

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Atlanta Historic Block Party

http://atlantablockparty.blogspot.com It’s always exciting to learn about the projects of peers and classmates from the MHP program, and Geoff Hetherington’s Atlanta Historic Block Party blog is no exception. Geoff’s blog, which was recently featured on WABE and has been gaining … Continue reading

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