Category: History News

History News

Edisto Natchez Kusso by Mateo Mérida

Despite not having the legal recognition to have a reservation, today the Edisto Natchez-Kusso have seen many of the same social problems commonly associated with Indigenous reservations and face many of the same appalling racial disparities and descendants of enslaved Africans. After the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of the Jim Crow legislation meant …

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Avery Research Center Closing (Dec. 20th to Jan. 2nd)

Due to winter break the Avery Research Center will be CLOSED Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023. We will reopen for research appointments and tours on the 3rd and 4th respectively. While we are closed we encourage you to view our digital collections, digital exhibitions, digital programming, and virtual tour. We will …

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Anti-Apartheid in the United States by Mateo Mérida

After the peak of the US Civil Rights Movement, many African American activists interpreted their domestic pursuit of civil rights as inherently tied to movements in Africa. In the mid-twentieth century, African Americans became vocal members of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, because of the parallels they saw with their own struggles in the …

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