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A short history of the United States Electoral College.

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John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, the five men who became United States Presidents without winning the popular vote. — Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


Born just 30 years after the first photograph was ever captured, “Nebraska’s First Photographer” dedicated his life to documenting the history of white settlement in central Nebraska and the Great Plains region.

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The Rawding family sod house located in Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon Butcher in 1886. — Image courtesy of WikiMedia Commons


Or was it the white Josh Gibson?

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The Negro League’s Homestead Grays 1930–31 team. Josh Gibson is pictured standing in the back row, the fourth man from the right. — Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


The profound thinking of Mary Oliver.

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A photo of Mary Oliver taken by Molly Malone Cook in 1964. — Image courtesy of and copyright to the Mary Malone Cook Collection


A Poem

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A photo of protesters in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. — Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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