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racial violence

Editor’s corner: addressing the legacy of eugenics in California State Parks

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Editors’ Note: We publish the editor’s introduction to the August 2023 issue of The Public Historian here. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members and to others with subscription access.

The current issue features multiple authors who detail a model of publicly engaged, collaborative, and activist historical work. Read More

Navigating overlapping traumas as a new professional

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Editors’ Note: This is one in a series of posts about the intersection of archives and public history in the age of COVID-19 that will be published throughout October, Archives Month in the United States. This series is edited by National Council on Public History (NCPH) board member Krista McCracken, History@Work affiliate editor Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, and NCPH The Public Historian co-editor/Digital Media Editor Nicole Belolan. Read More

Commemorating the Tulsa Massacre: A Search for Identity and Historical Complexity

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When HBO’s Watchmen aired on October 20th last year, it introduced millions of Americans to the explosive episode of racial terror that gripped the black residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma from May 30th to June 1st, 1921. The TV show dramatizes how white Americans used guns and even makeshift bombs to destroy millions of dollars in property and murdered an estimated 100 to 300 African Americans over the course of three days (the “aftermath” of which is pictured here). Read More