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22 September 11
naturalartisty:

angela davis and toni morrison … pow(her)!

naturalartisty:

angela davis and toni morrison … pow(her)!

Reblogged: schomburgcenter

21 September 11
Charter Certificate for a Sojourner Truth WCTU
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union's “Department of Colored Work” began in the 1880s, with Lucy Thurman, an African American woman from Michigan, as National Superintendant. In some parts of the country African American women joined the local WCTU; in many areas they either chose to form their own Union, or were not allowed to join the white Union. Sometimes these “auxiliary unions” took names such as Sojourner Truth WCTU.
[Certificate was on loan from the Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives for  ”Radical Woman in a Classic Town: Frances Willard of Evanston,” created by the Northwestern University Archives as an exhibit that ran January 18-April 16, 2010.]

Charter Certificate for a Sojourner Truth WCTU

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union's “Department of Colored Work” began in the 1880s, with Lucy Thurman, an African American woman from Michigan, as National Superintendant. In some parts of the country African American women joined the local WCTU; in many areas they either chose to form their own Union, or were not allowed to join the white Union. Sometimes these “auxiliary unions” took names such as Sojourner Truth WCTU.

[Certificate was on loan from the Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives for  ”Radical Woman in a Classic Town: Frances Willard of Evanston,” created by the Northwestern University Archives as an exhibit that ran January 18-April 16, 2010.]

20 September 11
In this celebratory year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, remember the
USCT Civil War Digest.
Published twice a year in Oneonta, NY, by  the United States Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research, since Apr. 1999.

In this celebratory year of the U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial, remember the

USCT Civil War Digest.

Published twice a year in Oneonta, NY, by  the United States Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research, since Apr. 1999.

14 March 11
10 February 11

[NU prof] Tracy Vaughn: Quilting as Textile Jazz

by Nancy Deneen

Tracy Vaughn thought she knew her limitations as an artist. Although she plays the flute and sings in a choir, in the visual realm, she says, she couldn’t draw an interesting stick figure. Then she entered a new friend’s house one day and what she saw hanging on the walls amazed her: quilts, in the softest silks and richest velvets, in swirling colors and unusual shapes, quilts just begging to be touched. Walking through that door, she walked into her life as a visual artist, and a maker of dazzling quilts herself.  MORE

21 October 10
nulawadmissions:

A new book by Professor Steven Lubet describes important role slavery played in developing legal defense
A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law professor tells  the stories of three dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s. Each  of the trials underscores the crucial role runaway slaves played in  building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and the three trials  together show how “civil disobedience” developed as a legal defense. [View article…]

nulawadmissions:

A new book by Professor Steven Lubet describes important role slavery played in developing legal defense

A new book by a Northwestern University School of Law professor tells the stories of three dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s. Each of the trials underscores the crucial role runaway slaves played in building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and the three trials together show how “civil disobedience” developed as a legal defense. [View article…]

Reblogged: nulawadmissions

10 October 10
Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh