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Historical Items

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Item 112043

No on 1, Maine won’t discriminate t-shirt, 1995

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1995 Media: Cotton, ink

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

Online 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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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Explore photos from the "Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold" documentary

Explore photos from the "Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold" documentary The themed images below document the exhibition at the Salt Institute…

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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Listen to the entire "Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold" documentary

Listen to the entire "Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold" documentary Listen to the entire documentary or by chapter. Download the MP3 file.

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Malaga Island: a story best left untold - Resources, Links, and Bibliography for Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold

Resources, Links, and Bibliography for Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold The Maine State Museum provides an excellent on-line resource for…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

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

Story

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.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Jews in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of Jews in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to Jewish immigration to the U.S., examination of the prejudice, discrimination and anti-Semitism many Jews have experienced, and the contributions of Jews to community life and culture in Maine.

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Black History and the History of Slavery in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Black community in Maine and the U.S., including Black people who were enslaved in Maine, Maine’s connections to slavery and the slave trade, a look into the racism and discrimination many Black people in Maine have experienced, and highlights selected histories of Black people, demonstrating the longevity of their experiences and contributions to the community and culture in Maine.

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Irish and Ulster Scots in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to their immigration to the U.S., a look into the prejudice and discrimination many Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish experienced, and the contributions of Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish to community life and culture in Maine.