By Will Schneider :: Arbor day, the national tree planting celebration, is not often associated with outer space. Trees grow on earth and scientists to date have not found any alien life in the galaxy, let alone extraterrestrial trees. But on April 30th, 1976, as part of Arbor day and in observance ofContinue Reading Salem Moon Tree
On April 13th, 2017, Professors Chia Yin Hsu and Cassio de Oliveira delivered the lecture “Russian Involvement in the Election: Kompromat, Ideology, and the Role of the State.” The run-up to and aftermath of the election has been marked by accusations of Russian meddling and interference in the electoral process. These two lectures aimed to explain the RussianContinue Reading Chia Yin Hsu | Russian Involvement in the Election: Kompromat, Ideology, and the Role of the State
On March 9th, 2017, Professor Marc Rodriquez, Managing Editor of Pacific Historical Review delivered the lecture, “Latinos and the Future of American Politics: Some Reflections from History”—a discussion on Latino politics in the past 50 years with an emphasis on Latinos and Latinas as an increasingly important “swing” vote population—as part of the Provost’s LectureContinue Reading Marc Rodriquez | Latinos and the Future of American Politics: Some Reflections from History
In this episode we interview PSU professor of history, David Peterson Del Mar. We discuss his upcoming book, African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father – Africa in the U.S. Imagination, which delves into the perceptions of Africa by white and black Americans. As Del Mar puts it, “Going to Africa has always beenContinue Reading David Peterson Del Mar | Africa in American Mind
By Kim Andrews :: To describe Julia as a survivor does not do justice to her legacy. Julia Ruuttila survived economic depression, crushing psychological depression, domestic violence, and botched abortions—all while tirelessly advocating for the underprivileged in Portland and her other communities. Julia was born April 26, 1907 to a family with strong roots inContinue Reading Who is Julia Ruuttila?
By Will Schneider :: On April 22, 1867, two young African American sisters of Sacramento, California stood upon the stage and gave their first professional concert. At only nine and eleven years old, Emma Louise Hyers and Anna Madah Hyers, filled San Francisco’s Metropolitan Theater with 800 listeners. Their beautiful soprano and contralto voices wonContinue Reading The Hyers Sisters Concert Debut
By Jeannette Butts :: On April 4, 1906, a conference about women’s suffrage was held in Portland with speakers from around the state which featured suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway. Duniway is considered the “Mother of Equal Suffrage” and “the pioneer Woman Suffragist of the great Northwest.” In 1850, an act passed in Oregon which allowedContinue Reading Marching to Victory! The Briefest History of Women’s Suffrage in Oregon