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Ida B. Wells.
07/16/2020

Ida B. Wells.

The daughter of former slaves, Ida B. Wells sued the Chesapeake, Ohio, and Southwestern Railway in 1883 after being dragged from her seat for refusing to move to a segregated railcar. Her anger over this incident spurred her to begin contributing articles to Black-owned newspapers; she became part owner and editor of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight in 1889. After three Black businessmen were lynched in Memphis in 1892, Wells launched what became a four-decade-long anti-lynching crusade. She vigorously investigated other lynchings and published her groundbreaking treatise on the topic, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases. #BecauseOfHerStory

Happy birthday to Ida B. Wells born on this day in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
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Image Credit: Ida B. Wells by Sallie E. Garrity, c. 1893. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

School of STEAM
07/15/2020
School of STEAM

School of STEAM

High quality academic programs
Successful students, successful alumni
From engineering and science to arts, history, and literature!

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
07/10/2020

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

"My name is Alexander Hamilton
And there’s a million things I haven’t done
But just you wait, just you wait"

The American musical "Hamilton" has deep roots.

In 1955, after almost two decades of study and planning, Columbia University established a project to collect, edit, and publish the papers of Alexander Hamilton. Harold C. Syrett, a Hamilton Scholar, was the project editor, and with Jacob E. Cooke at Carnegie Institute of Techology, spent six years tracing documents and annotating them before publication began in 1961.

During the early years of the project, the NHPRC assisted with search for documents, and beginning in 1965, the first year we had the funds to award grants, the NHPRC funded the project through its completion in 1979. (An index with additional letters found was published in 1987.) Over three decades, Dr. Syrett oversaw the preparation and publication of 27 volumes of documents and notes. It includes both letters written and received by Hamilton, as well as his famous Treasury reports, contributions to the Federalist Papers, and other writings.

Scholars made use of these papers for decades, and in 2004, Ron Chernow published his biography "Alexander Hamilton." This, in turn, led to the creation of the Broadway musical "Hamilton," which has introduced a wider audience to the role Hamilton played in the founding of the nation.

The Columbia University edition is included in Founders Online: https://founders.archives.gov/about/Hamilton

US National Archives
07/08/2020

US National Archives

Today marks the 74th wedding anniversary of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, who married on July 7, 1946, in Plains, Georgia.

Learn more about the long and remarkable lives of the former President and First Lady at the website of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/

07/01/2020
Saint Francis U Athletics

Frankie looks great in his mask! Can't wait to see the Red Flash teams in action again!

We're all in this together. Please do your part so we can get back to the games.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
06/28/2020

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Today marks the Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. The riots that began #onthisday in 1969 sparked the modern LGBTQ+ Rights Movement.

African Americans in this community have made enormous achievements & contributions to global history and culture. Historical scholarship has unearthed a world of saloons, cabarets, speakeasies, rent parties, and drag balls that existed since the late 1800’s as spaces where African American LGBTQ identities were not only visible, but openly celebrated.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a distinctly Black LGBTQ culture took shape in Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance (1920-1935) was particularly influential to this process. The intellectual, cultural and artistic movement took the neighborhood by storm, bringing with it a flurry of literature, art, and music that centered black life. Many of the movement’s leaders were openly gay or identified as having nuanced sexualities including Angelina Weld Grimké, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Wallace Thurman, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Alain Locke, and Richard Bruce Nugent among others.

Prior to 1973, homosexuality was considered a mental illness and something that was required to be treated. You could be fired from your job and/or jailed. Many people kept their sexual orientation hidden from their families and friends as a measure of safety. NYC’s Greenwich Village has historically African American origins—it was originally home to one of the largest freedmen populations in the country and called Africatown. In 1827, Freedom’s Journal was published as the 1st African American newspaper in the US.

The Stonewall Rebellion catalyzed the LGBTQ+ community to unite in a movement to seek equal rights for all people, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. African Americans started their own LGBTQ+ organizations to support their intersections. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory #SmithsonianPride

Learn more about LGBTQ+ objects in our collection: https://s.si.edu/31lzZTb

Cannot wait to welcome our new students and see our returning students and friends in the fall!
06/24/2020
School of STEAM

Cannot wait to welcome our new students and see our returning students and friends in the fall!

Small, Safe, Friendly Campus Community
Successful Students, Successful Graduates
Scholarships Available for Fall 2020

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services
06/24/2020
Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

‪CHECK IT OUT‼️ Episode 2 of the SFU Made: Ready for Everything Podcast🎙!

Click on the link below to hear our discussion with Coach Keila Whittington, Men’s Basketball student-athlete Ty Stewart & Coach Rob Krimmel about Racial Injustice & the #RockTheVote campaign! ‬You can also find the podcast of Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

Original air date was scheduled for last week so we apologize for the delay, but it is worth the wait! Hear this POWERFUL discussion!

‪Link: https://sfumadereadyforeverything.buzzsprout.com‬

‪#SFUmade #ReadyForEverything‬

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
06/20/2020

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

This afternoon at 5:43 EDT, the Northern Hemisphere will be at its closest point to the sun. For many Native peoples, the June solstice is a time of ceremony—the beginning of the Sun Dance in some Plains cultures; in the Northeast, a time to go to the water and gather shells for wampum.

This year, with many traditional gatherings curtailed, a friend writes, “I’m far from my Tsalagi (Eastern Cherokee people), as you know. So I’ll just light a little fire by sunset and send my prayers, gratitude, and blessings with the smoke.”

We hope you have a good first day of summer.

Photo: Jonas Faber (Kalaallit [Greenlandic Inuit], b. 1944). “Midnight Sun,” ca. 2005. Okanagan–Similkameen Regional District, British Columbia. 26/5976

Tulsa Race Massacre
06/20/2020
Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa Race Massacre

On May 31, 1921, the deadliest racial massacre in U.S. history began in a thriving African American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. No one knows exactly how many people died and no one was convicted. For nearly a century, the story was rarely told.

06/19/2020
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate, gather as a family, reflect on the past and look to the future. The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites you to engage in your history and discover ways to celebrate this holiday. Join us today for an online celebration of #Juneteenth! Enjoy a discussion of the Juneteenth holiday led by the Museum’s Oral Historian, a genealogy exercise, and a tale celebrating the ancestors: nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth

Beginning our celebration with Lift Every Voice and Sing, covered by Rochelle Rice. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was originally a poem, written by James Weldon Johnson. The poem was set to music by Johnson's brother, and later adopted as the official song by the NAACP. It is commonly known as the Negro National Anthem.

APSA Resources on Systemic Racism & Social Justice
06/13/2020
APSA Resources on Systemic Racism & Social Justice

APSA Resources on Systemic Racism & Social Justice

Political scientists have long examined the linkages between race, power, governance, social injustice and oppression. This scholarship has made an invaluable contribution to our discipline and to …

National Museum of American History
06/12/2020

National Museum of American History

Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated outside his home today in 1963.

"Though he had served his country, Evers remained a second class citizen," explained Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery curator, Frank Goodyear. Evers took action to fight injustices African Americans faced. His story: https://youtu.be/p556_c5CI9c

Johnstown Area Heritage Association
06/11/2020

Johnstown Area Heritage Association

Today's the day! Johnstown Flood Museum and the Heritage Discovery Center are NOW OPEN on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only from 10am-5pm, and we expect to resume our regular operating schedule later this summer. Like Morley's Dog, we ask visitors to wear a mask! For now, the Johnstown Children’s Museum (on the 3rd floor of the HDC) will remain closed, due to challenges associated with social distancing and sanitizing. From 11am-4pm at the HDC, we'll offer sidewalk chalk, bubbles, hula hoops and games for kids - stay tuned for more children's programming.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
06/10/2020

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

One of the most iconic instruments in American music has its origins in Africa.

The banjo, often synonymous with early white Appalachian culture, was brought to the Americas by slaves from West Africa. Its transformation over the centuries represents a very American story of cultural contact and innovation.

The "banjar" was brought to the Americas by enslaved West Africans and made its way to the United States through the Caribbean.

By the late 1830s whites were playing the banjo and dancing to its music. This cross-cultural exchange reached its height in the era of blackface minstrelsy.

Over the centuries, this instrument has morphed into something truly American and can be heard in Blue Grass, Country, Blues, and even Jazz music. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory #APeoplesGroove

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now
06/10/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now

Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services
06/10/2020

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

‪They want to hear from you‼️

Be sure to reach out to Career Services with questions, materials for them to review, or request an appointment!

Stay tuned for more helpful info throughout the week as a follow-up to our podcast that was released Monday.

#SFUmade #ReadyForEverything ‬

An Act of "Tactical History"
06/09/2020
An Act of "Tactical History"

An Act of "Tactical History"

Frustrated by a lack of easily accessible materials on the Red Summer, Sieber took to the road and created a digital archive.

AHA Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States (June 2020) | AHA
06/06/2020
AHA Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States (June 2020)

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AHA Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States (June 2020)

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AHA News & Advocacy AHA Advocacy AHA Statement on the History of Racist Violence in the United States (June 2020) In This Section Guiding Principles on Taking a Public Stance Policies and Procedures for Considering Amicus Brief Requests AHA Statement on...

National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal
06/06/2020
National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal

National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to empower individuals, families, and communities discuss racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and p...

05/19/2020
Find Your Light

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in"...true all the way from Camus to Canvas!

Saint Francis University professors from the School of STEAM taking a moment to consider a song lyric from Leonard Cohen, "There's a crack in everything, tha...

Department fans already know that we have been celebrating Dr. "Jammin' Joe" Melusky's fortieth year at Saint Francis Un...
05/18/2020

Department fans already know that we have been celebrating Dr. "Jammin' Joe" Melusky's fortieth year at Saint Francis University. Thank you for your years of service, dedication, and excellence Dr. Melusky. Lots of great lawyers and other professionals out there who have "Jammin' Joe" to thank! :)

Our thanks and appreciation is extended to all the STEAM Service Award recipients with a combined 185 years of service to Saint Francis University!
Best wishes to Drs. Langer (30 years) and Morales (25 years) on their retirements!

US National Archives
05/05/2020

US National Archives

Our newest Calendar page is online! May's featured suffragist is Chinese American scholar Mabel Lee.

A member of the New York Women’s Political Equality League and an outspoken feminist, Lee began writing and speaking publicly about woman suffrage while a teenager.

Notably, in May of 1912 she joined other suffragists to lead a parade (on horseback!) down the streets of New York City in support of votes for women in front of thousands of supporters. She later led a contingent of Chinese and Chinese American women in a New York City suffrage parade in 1917.

Lee marched for women’s enfranchisement even though she was barred from becoming a U.S. citizen because of her race. As a result, she remained unable to vote when New York adopted woman suffrage in 1917 and after the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.

Learn more about her life and download the latest Centennial Calendar page: https://go.usa.gov/xvv2s

School of STEAM
05/05/2020

School of STEAM

Join us in congratulating Eli Norman, History Senior Award recipient for 2020!

School of STEAM
05/05/2020

School of STEAM

Two wonderful students were each awarded the Political Science Senior Award. Congratulations to Elliot Biddle and Jason Brown! We applaud your accomplishments.

05/04/2020
HiPS 2020 Virtual Award Experience

We are proud to present the HiPS (History/Political Science) 2020 Virtual Award Experience. Congratulations to graduating seniors, including our Senior Award Winners Jason Brown, Eli Norman, and Elliot Biddle. Thank you Dr. Melusky for 40 years of excellence at Saint Francis University.

This video also includes award winners Kaitlyn Edmiston. Shea Moran, Drew Crusciel, Elliot Biddle, Dan Henry, Cory Kumpf, Ryan Maucieri, Andrew Berman, A.J. Labriola, and Jack Weidner. Additional special thanks to Jack, Kristin Henry Hann and Ashley Astle Michele Astle) for administrative assistance throughout the year. Lori Woods :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ncSm7aKU5o

Our 2020 Awards Winners!

UPDATE Junior (rising senior now!) History/Secondary Ed major and Student Athlete leader Dakota Graham correctly guessed...
05/02/2020

UPDATE Junior (rising senior now!) History/Secondary Ed major and Student Athlete leader Dakota Graham correctly guessed that Dr. M was described as "Jammin' Joe" in the article!

More Dr. Melusky trivia: in 1983, when Dr. M was named MVP of the "Spanky's FAST" campus basketball team🤣🤣🤣, what adjective did the campus paper use to describe Dr. M in the headine?
If you're enjoying this Quality Dr. Melusky content, keep an eye out for the HiPS 2020 Virtual Award Experience, dropping Monday! #becomethatsomeone

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