High School Student Activism: Past and Present

By Dionne Danns As a child, I always enjoyed watching Eyes on the Prize on PBS during Black History Month. I was fascinated both by the history of discrimination and the courageous efforts of young people to fight back against what seemed like insurmountable odds. The images of young children in Birmingham being sprayed by […]

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Clio: Connecting Place with the Past

Living next to a World War I memorial arch, David Trowbridge, associate professor of history and the director of African and African American Studies at Marshall University, witnesses a daily performance, multiple times a day.

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March 12, 2018

The Struggle to Commemorate Reconstruction

Following the American Civil War, the United States engaged in a process of reconstruction that was not only political and constitutional in nature, but also had serious, lasting cultural and social ramifications for the nation as a whole. During this period, formerly enslaved southern African Americans worked to reunite with families and created communities, while […]

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