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Selma March 50th Anniversary Covered by Ithaca College Student Journalists

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A group of Ithaca College journalism students will help NBC News cover events surrounding the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights.

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50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday – Historian Dr. Gary May Can Discuss Why It Was Important and What It Means Today

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FSU Experts Available to Comment on 50th Anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery March

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A historic event in the nation’s civil rights movement, the Selma-to-Montgomery march, occurred 50 years ago this month. The events surrounding the march eventually led to the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on this topic.

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URI Professors Address Contemporary Problems From Historical Perspective at Applied History Lab

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Two URI history professors are leading practitioners of the emerging discipline of applied history, using the knowledge and wisdom of the past to help identify and address present-day issues.

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African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives, Study Finds

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Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.

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Ancient and Modern Cities Aren't So Different

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Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer

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This artwork adorns a postage stamp of Admiral Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson that was issued May 28, 1986. A former sharecropper from Maryland, Henson participated as a navigator and translator in six expeditions to the North Pole and was Peary’s most trusted member of the expedition that discovered the North Pole.

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A First-of-Its-Kind Discovery of 1,500 Year-Old Grape Seeds May Answer the Question: Why Was the Wine of the Negev So Renowned in the Byzantine Empire

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For the first time, grape seeds from the Byzantine era have been found. These grapes were used to produce “the Wine of the Negev” — one of the finest and most renowned wines in the whole of the Byzantine Empire

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Earliest Evidence of Large-Scale Human-Produced Air Pollution in South America Found

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Researchers have uncovered the earliest evidence of widespread, human-produced air pollution in South America--from the Spanish conquest of the Inca.