A Historic Week of Independence – Weekly Round-up, July 3, 2015

Its literally been a historic week! The Supreme Court and events in Charleston are few of the many things that have us talking this week about equality and the historical legacy of legal rights, slavery, and gender norms. Here is just a sample of the many articles inspiring our debates up on the fourth floor. As our nation celebrates July 4th this weekend, how are you thinking about Independence?

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1. “The Social Impact of Humanities ‘Inventions'” – Justice Anthony Kennedy cites 3 Historians in his historic decision on marriage

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/06/29/right-marriage-ruling-shows-impact-humanities-basic-research-essay

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2. “The Best Fourth of July Speech in American History” – How the words of former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass continue to resonate today

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/07/fourth_of_july_revisiting_frederick_douglass_s_fiery_speech.html

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3. “A Brief History of Women’s Football” – From Mary Queen of Scots to Abby Wambach, there are so many historical reasons to be obsessed with the 2015 Women’s World Cup! #LiveYourGoals

http://www.historyextra.com/article/culture/mary-queen-scots-fifa-womens-world-cup-brief-history-womens-football

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