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Community Bonds Cannot Be Broken

Families and children who fled violence in Central America during a surge of migration in the summer of 2014 are being targeted by ICE. What are their stories?

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From Pail to Parlor: Hitting it out of the Park

Viola Davis & Harriet Tubman

Viola Davis’ headline-worthy comments at the Emmys are rooted in a history of black women challenging power.

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Grants Support New Plaques on Abolitionist History in Northampton

New historic markers at Northampton sites related to the abolitionist history of the city have been erected in three sites, made possible in part by a grant from Mass Humanities.The fruition of this project follows on the heels of an extensive research process, which began witha 2011 Mass Humanities Scholar in Residence Grant that brought historian Bruce Laurie to Historic Northampton to glean from its collection and other local resources the largely ignored story of abolitionism in downtown Northampton.

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