Recent News Archive

  • Henry Spradley and Robert Young

    Dickinson Begins Diversifying Campus Memory

    (Carlisle, PA) Today, May 6, 2020, Dickinson College president Margee M. Ensign announced that the school’s Board of Trustees had unanimously approved a plan to rename a student residence hall after two formerly enslaved men and longtime college employees who had helped to integrate the […]

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  • Pinsker at Gettysburg

    We’ve Got A Video For That! –#historyvideos

    (Carlisle, PA) To try to support K-12 and college educators who are heading online during the 2020 pandemic, we are launching a campaign to raise awareness about our extensive library of classroom-friendly videos that have been built over the years to enhance the teaching of […]

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    POSTPONED –Noted Military Historian To Speak From Gettysburg Address Lectern

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS BUT THE SAME PROGRAM WILL GO FORWARD NEXT YEAR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021.  THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR PATIENCE. On Saturday evening, March 21, 2020, prize-winning military historian and Dickinson College graduate Eric Wittenberg (Class […]

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  • Report for Dickinson & Slavery Reaches Community

    The final report for the Dickinson & Slavery initiative is now being distributed to the wider Dickinson College community.  The 35-page report recommends “a deliberative process” for improving the commemoration of the college’s ties to slavery and anti-slavery, including consideration for renaming some buildings on […]

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    New Project on Slave Stampedes

    (Carlisle, Pa) During the summer of 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) and its Network to Freedom program began a cooperative agreement with the House Divided Project at Dickinson College designed to investigate the concept of “slave stampedes” with a focus on Eastern Missouri and escapes from there into the […]

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  • Separate

    Luxenberg Speaks on New Book About Plessy

    (Carlisle, PA) On Thursday, April 25, 2019, acclaimed author Steve Luxenberg will be speaking at the ATS auditorium (7pm) at Dickinson College on his new and highly anticipated book, Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation (W.W. Norton, 2019). Book […]

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  • Christy

    Coleman To Speak from Gettysburg Address Lectern

    On Saturday evening, March 23, 2019, Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA, will speak at Dickinson College from 7pm to 8:15pm at the ATS auditorium, from the lectern that was on the speaker’s platform at Gettysburg on November 19, […]

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    Open House for Dickinson & Slavery Exhibit

    2-1-19 | Exhibit Opening Contact:  Matthew Pinsker Email:  hdivided@dickinson.edu o (Carlisle, PA) On Friday, February 1, 2019, there will be public open house and exhibit launch in the House Divided Studio at 61 N. West Street from 10am to 4pm.  The new “Dickinson and Slavery” […]

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    POSTPONED –Register for 2020 Teacher Workshop

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS BUT THE SAME PROGRAM WILL GO FORWARD NEXT YEAR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021.  THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR PATIENCE. (Carlisle, PA)  Registration for the March 21, 2020 House Divided Project workshop on Teaching Slavery opens […]

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  • Fugitive Law

    Constitution Day Panel on Fugitive Slave Law’s Legacy

    (Carlisle) On Monday, September 17, 2018, the House Divided Project and the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues will be co-hosting a special panel at Dickinson in honor of Constitution Day that will address the topic:  “The Fugitive Slave Law and the Crisis Over Immigration Policy: Assessing […]

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