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Historical Items

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High School protest, Lubec, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 105847

Women's Suffrage march in Market Square, Houlton, ca. 1912

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: circa 1912 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

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Black Lives Matter sign, Brunswick, 2020

Courtesy of Tilly Laskey, an individual partner Date: 2020-06-04 Location: Brunswick Media: Digital image

Online Exhibits

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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Colby College Special Collections

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My Maine Stories

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Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

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

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I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017