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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

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Ku Klux Klan outfit, Hollis, 1963

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

Item 53713

Alpha Rho Upsilon, Bowdoin College, 1948

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Library Date: 1948 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper


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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.


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.


The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

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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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

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


Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear


Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of JUNE 2020