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At Home in the Stacks

Posted by: Ellen Terrell also became clear to me that I was entering into a rare opportunity. During my ten weeks with the Library of Congress, I would have access to a collection of materials composed largely of textbooks, cypher books, or treatises in the history of math--a collection most of which had never been digitized and, as a result, was generally understudied.

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The Tulsa Race Massacre: Relief and the Role of the American Red Cross

Posted by: Natalie Burclaff

One hundred years ago on May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents attacked Black residents, homes, and businesses, as well as cultural and public institutions in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK, an oil boom city and one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States. The Red Cross provided critical medical aid and temporary tent housing, and documented the violence in official reports.