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Know Your History: 1896 Plessy v. Furgeson

In 1892, Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting on a white rail car. Homer was extremely light skinned and could have passed for a white person, but under the law of Louisiana, he wasn’t ‘white enough’. 270 more words

History & Culture

Big Freaking Deal

Here’s what I don’t understand. It’s 2014, right? So, why the media is always promoting “unity” and “diversity” in the South like it was the 1960′s? 516 more words

Arizona in Turmoil

On February 24, 2014, a bill was proposed in Arizona that would give business owners the ability to deny someone of work because of their sexual orientation and labeled the decision as a “religious right”. 285 more words

Elder High School Journalism

“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began.”

This statement, made by Ohio State University professor Michelle Alexander, is one that at first glance seems extreme and a tad unbelievable. 370 more words

Rosa Parks and me

This week I am fortunate to be heading to Napier for the MA14 conference: the business of culture. Last week I talked about how good it is to be connected to other museum professionals through the internet etc, but it’s even better to get some face to face time. 494 more words

Announcing NMAAHC's new Welcome Center

    Come Visit the New Welcome Center at the

The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM, and on Wednesday from 1:00- 4:00 PM… 275 more words

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On March 25 the Supreme Court will hear two cases

On March 25 the Supreme Court will hear two cases brought by for-profit companies that want to deny their employees coverage for birth control. The bosses at Hobby Lobby, a large chain of arts and craft stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which manufactures cabinets, are arguing that their personal religious beliefs should trump the personal beliefs of their female employees, allowing them to evade the law and deny their employees birth control coverage. 190 more words

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