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African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts

African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts A website from the Massachusetts Historical Society; ... | ... African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts ...

Upcoming event: (Rescheduled) Mourning in America: Black Men in a White House / 7 March, 2019

(Rescheduled from Feb. 21) This paper focuses on the 1980s HUD Scandal, wherein contractors, developers, lobbyists, HUD officials, and others ... | ... -income housing. Of particular interest are the intertwined stories of two African Americans: Samuel R ...

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Upcoming event: (Rescheduled) Mourning in America: Black Men in a White House / 7 March, 2019

(Rescheduled from Feb. 21) This paper focuses on the 1980s HUD Scandal, wherein contractors, developers, lobbyists, HUD officials, and others ... | ... -income housing. Of particular interest are the intertwined stories of two African Americans: Samuel R ...

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Upcoming event: Historians and Ethics: The Case of Anne Moody / 18 April, 2019

In the process of conducting research for her book project, Hamlin encountered an ethical conundrum regarding the papers of Anne Moody, author of the ... | ... , Comment: Chad Williams, Brandeis University. African American History Seminar ...

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Upcoming event: Odor and Power in the Americas: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World / 8 May, 2019

This talk shows that capitalism incentivized discourses of African pungency applied by intellectuals throughout the Atlantic World to justify racial ... | ... This talk shows that capitalism incentivized discourses of African pungency applied ...

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Upcoming event: Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Black Children's Cultural and Political Resistance / 13 March, 2019

This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston during the late-18th to early-20th centuries by focusing ... | ... This talk examines the lives of African American children in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston ...

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Upcoming event: The Shade of Private Life: The Right to Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art / 3 April, 2019

This talk considers how American artists shaped the modern concept of "the right to privacy" in response to the increasingly invasive mass media of the ... | ... The Shade of Private Life: The Right to Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art ...

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Laws of the African Society, Instituted at Boston, Anno Domini 1796

This pamphlet, printed in 1796, outlines the rules of the African Society, a Boston group of African Americans organized to provide a form of health ... | ... of African Americans organized to provide a form of health insurance and funeral benefits, as well ...

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Upcoming event: Panel: After the Fighting: The Struggle for Revolutionary Settlement / 7 May, 2019

In the ten years after the American victory at Yorktown in 1781, the nation faced myriad problems and challenges. This panel examines how the ... | ... In the ten years after the American victory at Yorktown in 1781, the nation faced myriad problems ...

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Upcoming event: Our Own Orient: Mecca, California, and Dates / 26 February, 2019

Residents changed the name of Walters, California to Mecca in 1904. They were trying to use the exoticism of the Middle East to sell dates. This paper ... | ... University , Comment: Laura Barraclough, Yale University. Modern American Society and Culture Seminar ...

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