Category Archives: History

Black Maine

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Couple inquires about this and I’ve only been living here for a year now.

In 2013, it seems there was some kind of state acknowledgement that Maine should try harder to celebrate Black history because I found some pathetic write-ups in a few disparate organziations’ archives (couldn’t figure out where the education or honor was, just a frequent use of the word diverse…)

Quick search, little eval; sites:

Books:

https://tilburyhouse.com/book/nonfiction/maine-and-new-england/maines-visible-black-history/

https://books.google.com/books/about/Black_Bangor.html?id=fvoMAAAAYAAJ

Library:

http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S71?/Xafrican+american+maine&searchscope=71&SORT=DZ/Xafrican+american+maine&searchscope=71&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBKEY=african+american+maine/1%2C137%2C137%2CB/frameset&FF=Xafrican+american+maine&searchscope=71&SORT=DZ&10%2C10%2C

Special Collection:

http://usm.maine.edu/library/specialcollections/aacm-history

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Freedom Summer Digital Collection

Freedom-Summer-Collage-360About the Freedom Summer Digital Collection

The Wisconsin Historical Society has one of the richest collections of Civil Rights movement records in the nation, which includes more than 100 manuscript collections documenting the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964.

More than 25,000 pages from the Freedom Summer manuscripts — enough to fill several file cabinets — are available online. In them you will find official records of organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and  Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); the personal papers of movement leaders and activists such as Amzie Moore, Mary King and Howard Zinn, letters and diaries of northern college students who went South to volunteer for the summer; newsletters produced in Freedom Schools; racist propaganda, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and brochures, magazine articles, telephone call logs, candid snapshots, internal memos, press releases and much more. The digital collection will continue to grow as more manuscripts are added in coming months.

We encourage students, teachers, writers, historians, and other researchers to use these materials in any 2014 programs marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project. Feel free to copy them for classroom activities, term papers, displays or exhibits, dramatic presentations, and other non-profit educational purposes.

http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15932coll2

Vintage Public Domain Images

http://viintage.com/genre/free-vintage-public-domain-images/

“We are a public domain image repository. We are a site where you come to explore and discover treasures that were left behind by the great designers that came before you. A place to find inspiration and designs that you can re-use in your creative projects. If you are expecting shutterstock, you will probably be disappointed. We aren’t trying to re-create the wheel, we are trying to create one place where you can come to be inspired to create something amazing. I hope that you will join me on this journey as I try to create an amazing website where you can explore hundreds of thousands of high resolution vintage public domain images.”

932 WPA Posters

Siiiiiick

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?st=grid&co=wpapos

january reading poster

An Original Newsreel About the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/249620/an-original-newsreel-about-the-bombing-of-pearl-harbor/

WWII in Photos in 20 Parts / Atlantic Monthly (2011)

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/pages/ww2/

These Arab recruits line up in a barracks square in the British Mandate of Palestine, on December 28, 1940, for their first drill under a British solider. Some 6,000 Palestinian Arabs signed up with the British Army during the course of World War II. (AP Photo)

History of the world war (1917) / Frank Simonds

https://archive.org/details/historyworldwar06unkngoog

A history of the great war (1923) / John Buchan

https://archive.org/details/historyofgreatwar03buch