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Brazil's oldest natural history museum has burned down. The institution played a crucial part in creating Brazil's identity as a country.
Oberlin College was founded by religious idealists committed to abolitionism and integration. Then public attitudes began to shift.
Poisonous green pigments laced with arsenic were once a common ingredient in book bindings, paints, wallpapers, and fabrics. Yikes.
Dorothy Porter, a Black woman pioneer in library and information science, created an archive that structured a new field.
High school reunions have become an important part of managing and presenting identity, as these scholars and poets consider.
The graduation rate gap between black and white kids is a major issue. One organization emphasizes social identity, media literacy, and youth development in redressing the problem.
Why are battles over just who gets the honor of toasting new graduates—and what they say—always so heated?
Americans have tuned their radios for psychological insight and edification since the dawn of the medium.
Sunday school was just one part of nineteenth century reformers’ efforts to improve children’s lives and morals in this period. But the mission of Sunday schools changed significantly over the years.