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Manning Marable’s New Biography of Malcolm X

On this day, May 19, 1925, Malcolm Little is born in Omaha, NE. <a href="http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=135144230&m=135153421&t=audio“>http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=135144230&m=135153421&t=audio

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Recruiting and Arming Blacks as Soldiers

http://cwemancipation.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/working-out-the-past-and-portents-of-the-future/ Donald Shaffer, in a post entitled “Working Out the Past and Portents of the Future,”¬†wrote today on General David Hunter’s efforts to, in the spring of 1862, convince the lincoln¬†administration to allow him to recruit and arm blacks in … Continue reading

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Erastus Hopkins House in 1904 – King Street, Northampton

During Hopkins’ lifetime, his house was known as the “White House.” However, it now has a red-brick siding, and the wrap-around porch is gone, so it looks very different. [photograph courtesy of Forbes Library Special Collections] Here is a packet … Continue reading

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Northampton Abolition Walking Tour – Erastus Hopkins

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“Dixie”: Disunion Blog – NY Times

There is an interesting article at the NY Times’ Civil War blog, “Disunion,” this morning on the writing and acceptance in the South, as its “anthem,” of the song “Dixie,” ironically written by a Northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett:¬†“In a New … Continue reading

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