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Today, we're posting some favorite songs, speeches, poems and art that comment on America on the 4th of July - share yours in the comments!


The Brief but Delicious History of the Strawberry Shortcake #historyinaction #July4th

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Strawberry shortcake

Oh the Strawberry shortcake.  It is both an American Classic and a 4th of July favorite.  Berry farmers mark July 4th as one of their busier times of the year and it's a no wonder, who doesn't love a berry and cream topped crumb with fireworks?  Read the brief but delicious history by Valorie Delp here and then share your favorite July 4th recipes with us.  Image credit: Heather Homemade


The view from dinner! #shafr2017 #summerconference #historyinaction


At #shafr2017 we ran into a former @csufofficial student, now a PhD student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign #uiuc #csufgrad


Currently live streaming the Enlightened and Engaged: Education for Democracy conversation#

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Interesting discussion and Q&A on how we open the door for difficult yet necessary and engaging conversations on civics, structural inequality, systemic racism and poverty etc. in K-12 classrooms and on College campuses in America  This panel is part of the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: Building a More Perfect Union project by the National Archives Foundation.  Join the livestream here.

Other conversations continue later today check the schedule.


Check out Dr. Varzally's post on Loving v. Virginia!


News worth sharing: Voces Exhibit Extended to July 12th!!#voces


Happy 134th Birthday Daisy Turner #Followwomenwednesday

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Daisy Turner Bithrday

Daisy Turner is often referred to as a storyteller, though to me her ability to remember and recite in poetic verse, individual and family histories reminds me of a Griot in the West African Oral tradition, only without the accompanying music.   Watch Turner at 104 years-old recite a poem about the Civil War in the award winning Ken Burns documentary "The Civil War."


Spending the weekend in NY learning about innovative HIST/AMST pedagogy! #rttp