racism, University of Maine students
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Photograph of two Black students Samuel and Roger Courtney tarred and feathered While at the time this incident was described as "hazing" incident carried out by University of Maine a modern interpretation, by scholars such as Karen Sieber, Humanities Specialist at the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, was that this was actually a racist attack.
Sieber has featured this incident in her, Visualizing the Red Summer database and archive on the topic of the Red Summer of 1919, a term given to a nationwide wave of violence against African Americans that year.
More information on this incident can be elsewhere in this collection.
Racial Justice_Pinkham Papers_2021_01_11
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Unknown, Author, "Photograph of Courtney Brothers Tarred and Feathered" (1919). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 3.