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Civil Rights Team Project

Podcast | Maine’s Civil Rights Teams

On Monday, May 23, 2016, over 500 students and teachers gathered at the Augusta Civic Center for the Civil Rights Team Project State Conference. Hosted by the Office of the Maine Attorney General, the conference was the first event of its kind since 2010. In addition to schools attending from across the state, the event… Read more

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Sikh Captain America with students at the Civil Rights Team conference

Maine Voices: A Captain America for Civil Rights

Originally published in the Portland Press Herald on May 29, 2016 By Vishavjit Singh I flew from New York City to the Portland airport last Sunday for my first-ever trip to Maine. The first curious eyes I encountered upon arriving were not on my turbaned and bearded countenance, but on my checked piece of luggage,… Read more

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Civil Rights Team Project

Students discuss, celebrate civil rights

On Monday, May 23, 2016, over 500 students and teachers gathered at the Augusta Civic Center for the Civil Rights Team Project State Conference. Hosted by the Office of the Maine Attorney General, the conference was the first event of its kind since 2010. In addition to schools attending from across the state, the event… Read more

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Borders and Borderlands

By Diane Magras   One of the best-known Acadians nationwide is Evangeline, a character made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem about the Acadian Expulsion. The National Endowment for the Humanities does important work through their grants, and here’s one example: the Maine Humanities Council’s Borders and Borderlands project, a highly competitive NEH grant… Read more

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Students and Civic Awareness

By Erik Jorgensen I was saddened to read yesterday what has become a perennial story –the increasing lack of awareness of civic issues among American students. Saddened, yes, but surprised only by the sense of crisis in the report. For after what seems like decades of breathless accounts of high school students who don’t know… Read more

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Charles Calhoun

Why Are Some Biographies So Good?

Charles Calhoun is Scholar in Residence at the Maine Humanities Council. He is the author of Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life (2004), A Small College in Maine: 200 Years of Bowdoin (1993), and the volume on Maine in the Compass American Guide Series (4th ed., 2005). Born in Monroe, Louisiana, he studied history at the University… Read more

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Finding the Hero in History

By Diane Magras What is a hero, after all? Conventional wisdom tells us that history’s heroes are ordinary men and women thrust into circumstances that lead them to perform extraordinary feats. One person’s hero, however, may be another’s deadly enemy, as so often was the case during the Civil War. Historians now ask who these… Read more

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Summary of Programs, 2004

By Diane Magras New Books, New Readers In 2004, New Books, New Readers served 27 sites, offering 45 four-session series to over 600people. People who are first learning to read often find the process frustrating. Many experience dismissive attitudes from friends and families, which sometimes persuades them to give up. Through reading and discussion groups… Read more

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