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Keywords: Discrimination

Historical Items

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Item 102731

Camp Lown campers and staff, Oakland, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Location: Oakland Media: Photographic print

Item 192

Ku Klux Klan outfit, Hollis, 1963

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1963-08-04 Location: Hollis Center Media: Photographic print

Item 25109

Ku Klux Klan field day, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926-08-28 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

Site Pages

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Maine Maritime Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… hunters, fisherman.Theirs is partly a story of discrimination; they were often referred to as Otter's Tail Squatters living on No Man's Cape.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

… their continued struggle with deeply rooted discrimination, they have worked hard to maintain their cultural identities.

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich

Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.