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Lynn Downey
Author of Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World and Wickenburg: Images of America. Archivist, curator, CA native, NV and AZ history enthusiast.
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Boom Jan 15
It was one year ago yesterday that we lost the great, beloved chronicler of California, dean of California historians. Requiescat in pace, dear Kevin Starr.
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Parker Molloy Jan 11
This exchange between and is my favorite thing on the internet.
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Zinn Ed Project Jan 2
"I think knowing one's history leads one to act in a more enlightened fashion. I can not imagine how knowing one's history would not urge one to be an activist." -- John Hope Franklin, one of most important historians of 20th century, born 1915.
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roxane gay Dec 30
For the first installment of my advice column I answer 2 letters from writers of a certain age wondering if it’s too late to follow your dreams. (I wrote this for you.)
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Lynn Downey Dec 29
Replying to @jbf1755
Patricia Nelson Limerick, The Legacy of Conquest, because it treated the history of the West as if it was a grownup, and not a nostalgic cartoon.
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Rose Marie-Official Dec 28
It is with broken hearts that we share the terribly sad news that our beloved Rose Marie passed away this afternoon.
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Natasha 🏳️‍🌈 Dec 19
Retweet if you’re an adult who uses the library
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Snowden Becker Dec 19
This is such an excellent example of how to quantify archival labor (and answer the ol' "why don't you just scan everything in the archive?" question). Well done, .
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Joanne Freeman Dec 20
This is a comment created by a brain without history. Don't be that person. Study history. A public service announcement brought to you by
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Heather C Richardson Dec 20
Colonists fought the American Revolution in part because King George III refused to receive petitions.
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Lynn Downey Dec 17
To the mansplainers who appear on news shows saying that women have found their voice because of the MeToo movement, I have this to say: we never lost our voice, you just weren't listening.
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Virginia Scharff Dec 14
Hey How about awarding some big grants for historians to preserve and interpret the vital past?
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Bernie Deyo Dec 14
If I could ask anything from my twitter followers it's to say a prayer for the family of the brave hero we lost on the , such a tragic incident right before the holidays. Thank You.
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NWHP Dec 14
Today in , December 14, 1985, Wilma Mankiller is sworn in as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma – the first woman in modern history to lead a major Native American tribe.
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Ari Berman Dec 12
54 years ago Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson & Carol Denise McNair killed by KKK in Birmingham Church Bombing Today Alabama sent the man who prosecuted their killers to the Senate The vote has power
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Women's March Dec 12
Today, the people of Alabama voted on the . To all the sexual predators out there: your days are numbered.
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Outside Magazine Dec 8
Why a congressional committee just started a Twitter war with .
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The New York Times Dec 9
Opinion: "Bears Ears will always be Native land. But the protections President Trump is gutting are sorely needed."
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Sam Coturri Dec 9
The Wild West is alive and the cowboys are the heroes. This story from this is amazing. I have crazy gratitude for the unofficial volunteers too, the ones who go behind the fire lines compelled by love.
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