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22Sep 18

Republican candidate uses coded language against African American opponent

In August 2018, Andrew Gillum won Florida’s Democratic primary for governor. That meant he would be on the ballot for November’s statewide election. Gillum would be running against the incumbent, Ron DeSantis, a Republican. The morning after Gillum’s win, DeSantis warned the people of Florida that electing Gillum would “monkey…

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06Aug 17

NPS creates study to help people understand reconstruction

Reconstruction is a complicated—and controversial—period in US history. Recently, the National Parks Service release a theme study. Based on the work of experts, this study helps the public discover untold stories and unheard voices from this time of turmoil just after the US Civil War (1861–1865). Learn more about the…

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