Department News

History Professor Sacks Quoted in NY Times

Marcy Sacks, chair and professor of history, Albion College
Albion College professor of history Marcy Sacks was quoted in today's edition of The New York Times in a story describing what writer Rachel L. Swarns calls a "mostly forgotten slice of history" following one of New York City's—and America's—ugliest civil disturbances: the 1863 draft riots.

History Major Presents 'My God, a Woman!'

History Major, Nathaniel Arndts, '14 presents  

My God, a Woman!  (Gwen Dew, Pioneer Reporter) during The Odd Topics Society Luncheon.

My God its a woman

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Noon - 1 pm
Mary Sykes Room
Albion College


Yinger Lecture Explores Britain's Naval Battle Against Slave Trade

ALB-130x110  0009 ShieldBarry Gough, distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, will explore a crucial chapter in world and naval history: Britain’s campaign to end the African slave trade and in particular the Royal Navy's long, costly, and not always successful struggle to strangle the trade at its source.

Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Keynotes MLK Convocation and Community Celebration

Julian Bond with Albion College history professor Wes Dick
A capacity crowd braved the snow and cold January 30 to hear NAACP Chairman Emeritus and civil rights activist Julian Bond deliver the keynote address during Albion College's Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration at Goodrich Chapel. Bond drew from his experiences as a history professor and history maker to offer an insightful understanding of the past and future of the civil rights movement.


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