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Feb. 3: WSU Tri-Cities Hanford History Project begins civil rights focus
January 30, 2018

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Hanford History Project logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Hanford History Project will celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 3, with the kick-off of a project that will document African American History at the Hanford Site.

WSU and the National Park Service examine African American history at Hanford
November 1, 2017

WSU Tri-Cities will partner with the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service to research and document the African American migration, segregation and overall civil rights history at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Hanford. “This is an important story to tell and an important part of our history that needs to be made known,” says local project director Michael Mays.

WSU Vancouver historian traces Indian Ocean slave saga
October 10, 2017

A detailed family saga set against the broader context of South Asian slavery, plantation life, Parisian society and French colonization, “Madeleine’s Children” traces the multigenerational biography of a slave family and the legal battles pursued by Madeleine’s son Furcy—a slave who fought for his freedom in court for 25 years and finally won.