Archival Finds: US Marshals in Boston

This is the second post in my series on standout documents I encountered during my internship at the National Archives. The first post can be found here. ——— Equipment List from U.S. Marshals Deployment in Boston, 1976 National Archives, RG 527 In the fall of 1976, U.S. marshals deployed to Boston to defend school desegregation. […]

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Archival Finds: Wong King Ark

This summer, I spent 12 weeks interning with the National Archives Museum. Most of that time went toward helping to prepare an upcoming exhibit, tentatively titled Written in White, which chronicles the history of race and federal policy-making. Since the project is in its infancy, one of my central tasks was to assess what documents […]

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UChicago, Stephen Douglas, & Slavery

Yesterday, the University of Chicago announced plans to remove a bronze plaque honoring Stephen Douglas from Hutchinson Commons. Douglas, an Illinois senator, was one of the leading Americans of the mid 19th century, most famous today for his series of debates with Abraham Lincoln. In 1856, Douglas donated land in the South Side where the […]

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