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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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    Register for March 23d “Teaching Slavery” Workshop

    (Carlisle, PA)  Registration for the March 23, 2019 House Divided Project workshop on Teaching Slavery opens today.  Please go to this form in order to sign up now!  The sessions are entirely free but space is limited to the first 50 registered participants –open to […]

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    Open House Features Rare Relics

    On Saturday, March 23, 2109, from 9am to 5pm, the House Divided Project is sponsoring an open house at 61 N. West Street to highlight its new Dickinson & Slavery exhibit.  For that day only, visitors will also be able to view rarely seen relics associated with […]

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    Pinsker Contributes to new HISTORY Channel Series

    The HISTORY channel has just launched a new short video series for teachers and students called, “Sound Smart,” that offer concise ways to think about major topics in U.S. history.  House Divided Project director Matthew Pinsker has helped inaugurate the series with several episodes from the […]

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    Foner Headlines Anniversary Events on Reconstruction

    (REVISED AND UPDATED) The House Divided Project at Dickinson College celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2016 by hosting a special conference on the Reconstruction Era, with a series of campus events headlined by Pulitzer-Prize winner Eric Foner, and featuring noted historians Gregory Downs, Matthew Pinsker, Jeffrey […]

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