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There’s ‘another side’ to each American president, historian says

George Washington “loved to be loved.” Abraham Lincoln had second thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation. Harry Truman didn’t receive an elite education, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s knack for friendship helped him to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Those ...

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How the ‘most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles’ fought the Nazis

A Barnes & Noble employee believed it to be “fiction.” An audience member described it as an “untold story.” But Leon Lewis’ battle against the Nazi Party in Los Angeles was real. Dr. Steven J. Ross, a University of Southern ...

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Scholar gives lecture on interpretations of Armenian history

The battle between history and the human mind was examined on Monday by Hayk Demoyan in his lecture, “Multiple Identities and Memories of the Armenian World.” The lecture, which was a part of the Armenian studies program spring lecture series, ...

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Your hip hop dance move may have come from these creators

Through photographs, oral histories, artifacts and performances, “Straight Outta Fresno” showcased a rich past and a promising future for the hip-hop community in Fresno. Recently, the Valley Public History Initiative plastered Fres.Co’s walls with the evolving hip-hop scene over the ...

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Book sale raises funds for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Students and staff of the College of Social Sciences held a book sale last Friday to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria, which left millions in Puerto Rico without food, water, electricity and shelter. Dr. Maritere López, associate professor ...

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Professor talks Kennedy assassination files

Any time government documents are declassified, it’s a fun day, said Fresno State history professor and scholar Dr. Lori Clune. Fifty-four years after John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, more than 2,800 files relating to the assassination ...

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Fresno State Amphitheater may lie dead, but its history is not

Fresno State’s Amphitheater boasts a rich history that few could balk at if they’d heard it. For decades, the stage was filled with famous musical acts and politicians drawing crowds from all over the San Joaquin Valley – bringing life ...

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A glimpse into the historical relationship between Fresno and Japan

Maiko Tamagawa, counsel general of Japan in San Francisco, will present a lecture, “Fresno and Japan: Friends through History” on Friday. The discussion will be on the historical relationship between Fresno and Japan, the role of Japanese-Americans in history and ...

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I’ve been playing Wolfenstein: The New Order

I love history. And as any history buff would tell you, World War II was a very interesting time to speculate what could have happened. For instance, if only Hitler had given the tank divisions more fuel at Dunkirk, it ...

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University’s diversity recognized with weeklong event

Fresno State is recognizing diversity on campus by holding the second annual Cross Cultural Celebration Week, a weeklong event celebrating different cultures that make up the campus community. Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, assistant director for student involvement at Fresno State, along ...

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Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, guest speaker Dr. Cornel Pewewardy of Portland State University spoke on campus Tuesday, discussing the historical and cultural implication of the holiday from a Native American perspective. A member of the Comanche and Kiowa ...

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A Russian summer: 14 students go abroad

Over the summer, 14 students traveled to Russia as part of an international study tour for an unforgettable glimpse into the country’s history, culture and nature. Professor Michelle DenBeste, chair of the history department, led the trip as the group visited numerous historical ...

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Turbulence at Fresno State: History in the shadows

As the semester closes, another year has gone by in university history with relative calm.

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Valley Firsts exhibition at Fresno State

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Fresno State to host history graduate student symposium

The history graduate program at Fresno State will host the 14th-annual History Graduate Student Association Symposium on April 28, inviting universities from across the nation to attend. Separating this symposium from others put on by Fresno State graduate programs is that it attracts other universites to attend.

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History of Christmas

Every year on December 25th most people, whether religious or not, stop for one day and celebrate the holiday of Christmas. Although Christians who give and receive gifts in remembrance of Jesus Christ being born, His true birth date is actually somewhat of a mystery.

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Thanksgiving Day’s hidden history

Every year families across America come together on the fourth Thursday of November to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. However, many don’t realize what lies behind the holiday.

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Exhibit makes first California appearance since 1991

Numerous Fresno State students, faculty, community members and high schools visited the Holocaust exhibit “The Courage to Remember.”

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