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An Unusual and Influential Protest Organization

Explore the extraordinary history and legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

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27 Aug 2018

Dear Aretha: “The Soul You Spread Will Never Die”

Letters written to the Queen of Soul reveal what she meant to us.

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23 Aug 2018

How Bruce Lee Revolutionized American Culture

On the 45th anniversary of Enter the Dragon, we celebrate the ways Bruce Lee’s legacy lives on.

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20 Aug 2018

The Hazards of Reporting on Human Rights Abuses

Courageous journalists around the world expose political violence and corruption. This makes them an enemy of the perpetrators of such crimes.

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16 Aug 2018

The Birth Control Movement & Social Change

How the Margaret Sanger Papers illuminate the intersections of social reform in the 20th century.

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08 Aug 2018

Why We Need to Read More Works by International Writers

How reading works by marginalized authors enhances understanding of ourselves and each other.

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12 Jul 2018

When Hurston Had a (Mule) Bone to Pick with Hughes

Did Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to compromise with Langston Hughes secure her literary legacy?

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20 Jun 2018

The Complex Life and Death of Robert Kennedy

Extraordinary highlights of Kennedy’s often contradictory career.

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05 Jun 2018

The Muckraking Mother of Investigative Reporting

How Progressive Era journalists like Ida Tarbell invented in-depth, evidence-based news coverage.

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19 Apr 2018

Librarians Are Heroes

For National Library Week, we share four of our favorites stories about social progress initiated in the library.

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19 Apr 2018