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Opinion Piece


Summer 6-2020


George Floyd, Anti-Racism, Black Lives Matter


Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity | United States History



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The University of Maine's History Department posted a Statement regarding the protests against racism and police violence in June 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement over the Summer of 2020. In this statement the History Department added a condense and modified version on the American Historical Association's statement on the history of racism in the United States. They also recognized the historical relationship of slavery in Maine and the stolen land from the Wabanaki that the University occupies. The department also added their support to the protests and activists demanding structural change against racism and police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Captured from the webpages of the University of Maine by student intern Madison Riley.


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The University of Maine's History Department's Statement Regarding the Protests Against Racism and Police Violence



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