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Mark Loving on the film ‘Loving’ and a Supreme Court case that changed the nation

In his native Caroline County, Virginia, Mark Loving II’s family name is well known. Beyond generations of rootedness, there is both a plaque at the courthouse and a historical marker about his family history. One reason why Mark came to ... read more about Mark Loving on the film ‘Loving’ and a Supreme Court case that changed the nation

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Learn from the Civil War-era refugee experience of Valley potter Emanuel Suter, writes special collections librarian Simone Horst

Simone Horst, special collections librarian at the Sadie Hartzler Library, shares excerpts from the diary of Emanuel Suter, a potter who fled with his family during the Civil War. "Diaries have a special ability to shed light on our present realities by exposing similarities and differences in daily life across time," she writes, in this blog post on the Anabaptist Historians website. ... read more about Learn from the Civil War-era refugee experience of Valley potter Emanuel Suter, writes special collections librarian Simone Horst from Anabaptist Historians

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From the Hill to homeless shelters, this semester’s WCSC scholars gain work experience and grow in community

From brushing shoulders with congressmen and lobbyists to working with homeless people and at-risk youth, students spending the fall semester at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center bring home a range ... read more about From the Hill to homeless shelters, this semester’s WCSC scholars gain work experience and grow in community

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Exploring history through film, music, literature and more, Mark Sawin’s interdisciplinary approach challenges student-scholars

Today’s students are “astute cultural historians who have been bombarded with media all of their lives,” says Eastern Mennonite University history professor Mark Sawin. “They’re immersed in film and music ... read more about Exploring history through film, music, literature and more, Mark Sawin’s interdisciplinary approach challenges student-scholars

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Interdisciplinary conference on women of Anabaptist traditions, slated for June 2017, announces call for proposals

Scholars, activists, students and literary, performing and visual artists alike are invited to submit proposals for consideration to “Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries,” a ... read more about Interdisciplinary conference on women of Anabaptist traditions, slated for June 2017, announces call for proposals