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McPherson-Mitchell Lecture sheds light on Muscogee Education Movement

January 23, 2017
By Savanah Weed

The annual McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Thursday, Jan. 19, focused on the importance of education to a Native American tribe in Alabama and their struggle for equal educational and civil rights.

Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees, tribal archivist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and director of the tribe’s Office of Archives and Records…

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Ten historical facts about presidential inaugurations

January 19, 2017
By Greg Phillips

Friday marks the official inauguration ceremony for the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. The inauguration process has a colorful history as long as the nation itself.

Dr. Scout Blum, a professor in Troy University’s Department of History and Philosophy, recently compiled 10 facts you may not know about presidential inaugurations, from landmark…

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TROY professor’s book still finding new audiences 20 years later

January 13, 2017
By Greg Phillips

When Dr. Robert Saunders sat down to write his book about Supreme Court Justice John Archibald Campbell, he did so because he felt it was necessary.

Two decades after its publication, it’s still bringing newfound attention to one of the most important historical figures of the mid-19th century.

In October, Saunders was invited to speak…

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