I find the 1950s to be a fascinating decade. They have become largely misunderstood, in large part because they came before the 1960s which accelerated profound and dramatic changes in civil rights, women’s rights, and youth culture
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Examining how vital information about John Brown has been twisted or omitted in response to oppressed peoples’ response to him may help us to more truthfully “remember John Brown” and connect him with other “immortal raiders” and activists who have fought white supremacy. And while it may be easy to assume that historians, artists, and everyday people have grown more sympathetic toward John Brown over time, the contested memory of Brown challenges the myth that Americans have become more progressive on racial politics and education.
During World War II, many Japanese business owners traumatically lost their businesses and property without the chance to be compensated, despite expressing loyalty to the United States or holding U.S. citizenship.
The Role of The Daily Californian as an Advocate for Japanese Americans at UC Berkeley During World War II
The Daily Californian, the student-run newspaper at UC Berkeley, was heavily involved in aiding Japanese American students during World War II. The editors used the publishing platform to help students protest, find safe storage for belongings, fundraise, and even to find a new home for a student’s pet dog before she had to evacuate to… MORE