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Category: Social Movements & Services, Civic & political activity

Historical Items

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Item 1151

Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper

Item 11511

Rev. Samuel F. Pearson, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 22437

Halidon prospectus, Cumberland Mills, 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”

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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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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

Site Pages

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Maine Conservation Corps

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

My Maine Stories

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Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.

Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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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