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The Story of the Stuff

Posted by Ashley Maynor on March 28, 2016

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, more than half a million letters and 65,000 teddy bears poured into Newtown, Connecticut. The interactive web documentary, The Story of the Stuff, explores the phenomenon of spontaneous memorials by tracking the disposition of the condolence items sent to Newtown and examining the larger phenomenon of pubic responses to tragedy. 

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'A Shaky Truce': Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980

Posted by Mississippi Sta... on March 24, 2016

“‘A Shaky Truce’: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980” re-tells the story of American civil rights activism from the perspective of Starkville, Mississippi, using oral history interviews with residents who remember how court imposed desegregation forced the town confront its racial inequities. Photos, newspapers, correspondences, and materials from the Mississippi State University Libraries’ archives and interviewees’ personal collections contextualize the interviews.