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Reflections on the urban past and public history

Yuri Gama, recently accepted Ph.D. Student, UMass History

Different from the rest of the city, Parramore was always a mixed-use neighborhood. Now, it’s like pulling teeth, it’s like a skeleton.

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Student Thoughts

Seventy-three-year-old Philip Nelson died this date, May 31st, and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground

Seventy-three-year-old Philip Nelson died this date of Tuberculosis and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. He lived with his wife and several adult children on south 8th Street between Catharine and Queen Streets in the Southwark section of the city. 115 more words

African American Burial Grounds

Memorial Day: An African American Creation

In 1865, newly emancipated African Americans created and started Memorial Day in America.

The first celebration occurred in Charleston, South Carolina to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. 281 more words

Black History

Caught in da groove.

When I look into your eyes,

I see Eternity,

Looking back at Me.

And I’m
At Peace

with the World.

African American History

Mmmmm Huh.

Beauty and Light and Vision and Sophistication and Syncopation and Gratefulness. Queens of their times.  Beyonce and Rosa. 

African American History

Jack Johnson

Celebrating accomplishments of African-Americans. Jack Johnson was the first African-American world heavyweight Boxing Champion. He was born March 31, 1878. He earned the title “Galveston Giant” as he held the title from 1908 until 1915. 12 more words

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