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A History Of Slavery At Ivy League Schools

A new book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, explores a somewhat shameful topic.

10/30/2013

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Who Was Ida B. Wells?

It’s Black History Month. Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist who confronted issues such as Jim Crow laws and lynching, cannot be left out of that story.

02/12/2013

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Celebrating Martin Delany

Martin Delany founded one of the first black newspapers and was one of the first blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School. The Moonstone Arts Center is commemorating his 200th birthday with several events.

05/01/2012

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A Little Known Advocate For Civil Rights

Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America is a compelling read, bringing to life the story of a 19th century black Philadelphian, who was killed at 32 advocating non-violent change.

02/16/2011

(From Left to Right, Laura Garcia, Sam Kopansky and Catherine Breiner, being honored for their film. Historian Wynne Alexander reads the state proclamation. Credit / Karin Phillips)

Local Students Honored For Documentary

Three Masterman high school students have been honored with a state citation for their award winning film on local African-American history.

12/13/2010

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