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  • 2022 students

    Rising High School Seniors –Apply by May 31, 2023

    Rising high school seniors from across south central Pennsylvania are invited to apply for the free, two-week Knowledge for Freedom seminar taking place this July on the historic campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle (July 16-July 28, 2023).  Hosted for the third summer in a […]

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    Special November 20th Events –Renaming Ceremony and Distinguished Lecture

    On Saturday, November 20, 2021, the House Divided Project at Dickinson College will host two special events:  a renaming ceremony as part of the Dickinson & Slavery initiative and a lecture by noted military historian Eric Wittenberg (Class of 1983) that will feature a public […]

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    New Dickinson & Slavery Walking Tour

    On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, the House Divided Project will launch a new Historic Walking Tour on campus for the Dickinson & Slavery initiative.  Director Matthew Pinsker, along with students interns Charlotte Goodman (’23), Liz McCreary (’22), and Amanda Sowah (’22), will help lead members […]

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    Pinsker Unveils Student Hall of Fame Projects

    (Carlisle, PA) Today, historian Matthew Pinsker is sharing public access to his “Student Hall of Fame,” a compilation of some of the best 150 student papers and projects that he has received in his classes over the last decade.   Pinsker, the Pohanka Chair for Civil […]

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    New Free Seminar for High School Students

    Rising high school seniors from across south central Pennsylvania are invited to apply for a free, three-week seminar taking place this July on the historic campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle.  Hosted by Dickinson’s  House Divided Project, the college-level seminar will explore the historic struggle […]

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  • 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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  • 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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