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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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History Professor Dick Hailed for Community Involvement

Wes Dick, professor of history, Albion College
Recently, the Albion NAACP presented Albion College history professor Wes Dick with its Branch Leadership Award, while Substance Abuse Prevention Services Executive Director Harry Bonner organized a dinner simply to note Dick's importance to the Albion community.

 

WWII Veterans Bring Past to Present for History Students

WWII veteran Lee Zimmerman with Albion College student Jake Soenen
It may be 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, but World War II study and scholarship are decidedly in the present at Albion College. This semester, two veterans of the war visited with history professor Wes Dick's "America in Crisis" class, adding personal perspective to academic study.

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