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How Octavia E. Butler mined her boundless curiosity to forge a...

Alyssa Collins, University of South Carolina In 2021, Alyssa Collins was awarded a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship from...

How one man fought South Carolina Democrats to end whites-only primaries...

Bobby J. Donaldson, University of South Carolina A rusting chain-link fence represents a “color line” for the dead in Columbia, South Carolina. In Randolph Cemetery,...

America’s postwar fling with romance comics

Michael C. Weisenburg, University of South Carolina Last year, comic book enthusiast Gary Watson donated his massive personal collection to the Irvin Department of Rare...

The forgotten legacy of gay photographer George Platt Lynes

Rebecca Fasman, Indiana University From the late 1920s until his death in 1955, George Platt Lynes was one of the world’s most successful commercial and...

I dig through archives to unearth hidden stories from African-American history

Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University Many years ago, as a graduate student searching in the archives of Spanish Florida, I discovered the first “underground railroad” of...

In the 1600s Hester Pulter wondered, ‘Why must I forever be...

Samantha Snively, University of California, Davis In 1996, a graduate student named Mark Robson was creating a digital catalog of the University of Leeds’ Brotherton...

Before the tragedy at Jonestown, the people of Peoples Temple had...

Rebecca Moore, San Diego State University When people hear the word “Jonestown,” they usually think of horror and death. Located in the South American country...

The Village Voice’s photographers captured change, turmoil unfolding on New York...

Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology and Joshua Meltzer, Rochester Institute of Technology When The Village Voice, the nation’s first alternative weekly, closed in late...

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South African prisons: the trials of Oscar Pistorius may not be...

By Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi, University of the Witwatersrand Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder charges, but found guilty of culpable homicide – a crime...