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Article ID: 700903

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A black World War I veteran and victim of the 1919 Elaine Massacre will posthumously be honored with the Purple Heart and other World War I honors that he was denied a century ago. For Dr. Brian Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, helping Leroy Johnston receive his medals is about righting a wrong a century in the making.

21-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 700645

Smithsonian Snapshot: Bond, James Bond: The ornithologist

Smithsonian Institution

Ian Fleming borrowed the name of a real-life American ornithologist for his fictional British spy.

17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 700459

Project Captures Stolen Generations’ Voices

University of Adelaide

A project led by University of Adelaide researchers is collecting oral histories of the Stolen Generations of the Ngarrindjeri people from Murray Bridge, South Australia.

12-Sep-2018 10:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Education, History


Article ID: 700427

Tulane Archaeologist Leads Team to Major Maya Find

Tulane University

A team of archaeologists has discovered a nearly 1,500-year old carved altar in the jungles of northern Guatemala.

12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 700187

Mary Frances Early: A Life of Quiet Courage and Great Accomplishment

University of Georgia

This story is part of a series, called Georgia Groundbreakers, that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.

7-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 699955

Strands of Hair From Member of Franklin Expedition Provide New Clues Into Mystery Surrounding Doomed Voyage

McMaster University

A new analysis of human hair taken from the remains of one of the members of the Franklin expedition, is providing further evidence that lead poisoning was just one of many different factors contributing to the deaths of the crew, and not the primary cause, casting new doubt on the theory that has been the subject of debate amongst scientists and historians for decades.

5-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699514

Kentucky Landmark's Visitors ‘Witness’ New Artistic Perspective on State's History

University of Kentucky

As students, faculty, staff and visitors enter Memorial Hall this fall it is highly likely their eyes will be drawn upward to a new creation in the dome at the building’s entry. Karyn Olivier's gold-leafed artwork, which features African-American and Native American images, hopes to shine new light on many misrepresented Kentuckians from the state’s history.

24-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 699441

John Gurda--Milwaukee's Accidental Historian

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

John Gurda is Milwaukee's premier historian. His "Making of Milwaukee" history of the city became an Emmy-Award winning PBS show. His most recent book is "Milwaukee: A City Built on Water."

23-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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