Posts Tagged ‘history’

Lincoln Lives

Monday, November 18th

This year is the sesquicentennial of many important events of the Civil War, and historians and reenactors have been busy memorializing them.  But one of the most significant occurs this week – Abraham Lincoln’s famous address at the dedication of the national cemetery in Gettysburg on November 19th, 1863. This brief speech is regarded as […]

This Week in History

Monday, April 29th

This week marks the anniversary of the tragic Kent State demonstrations, a protest against the Vietnam War (specifically, the Cambodia invasion) that cost the lives of four students and injured nine others.  Given the importance of Vietnam to modern American history, it is a common topic in our history classrooms and assignments.  The Kent State […]

Long is the road we have already traveled

Monday, July 30th

 “Once in a while it is good to look back and see just how long is the road we have already traveled.” ~ Dr. Frederick Grohsmeyer (November 5, 1973) On Saturday, July 21, 2012 IU East lost its first director, Dr. Frederick Grohsmeyer, a man who helped to establish Indiana University East.  Thanks to the […]

Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America

Monday, February 27th

“Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America” is an exhibit in the Art Gallery from March 2-30, hosted by the IU East Student Social Work Association ( When members of the SSWA asked us about resources related to this traveling exhibit, we were eager to provide supplemental content to extend […]

Civil War Resources

Monday, April 18th

“It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” -General Lee to General Longstreet “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”  -Ulysses S. Grant A hundred and fifty […]