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Read this: The racial history of swimming pools

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Read this: The racial history of swimming pools

‘Everyone who was getting put on the ground was black, Mexican, Arabic,’ Brooks, who is white, said. ‘[The cop] didn’t even look at me. It was kind of like I was invisible.’

Kenny Wiley | 6/8/2015

Book to note: ‘Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land’

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Book to note: ‘Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land’

New biography of T.S. Eliot gives detailed portrait of the poet’s Unitarian childhood.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/25/2015

Book to note: ‘A Home for Mr. Emerson’

Book to note

Book to note: ‘A Home for Mr. Emerson’

Visually compelling biography for young readers provides an accessible foundation in the notable Unitarian’s words and beliefs.

Sonja L. Cohen | 5/14/2015 | Summer 2015

Olympia Brown: pioneering minister, women's suffragist

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Olympia Brown: pioneering minister, women's suffragist

Ordained in 1863, Brown was the first woman ordained with full denominational authority in America.

Laurie Carter Noble | 6/17/2013 | Summer 2013

‘Called out into the great, open, windy world’

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‘Called out into the great, open, windy world’

Jack Mendelsohn made social justice essential to Unitarian Universalist identity.

John Gibbons | 10/22/2012

Barack Obama’s Unitarian Universalist connection

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Barack Obama’s Unitarian Universalist connection

Where to learn more about President Obama’s family history with Unitarian Universalism.

Christopher L. Walton | 10/8/2012 | Fall 2012

Who really said that?

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Who really said that?

Francis Dávid didn’t say, ‘We need not think alike to love alike.’ Does it matter?

Peter Hughes | 9/17/2012 | Fall 2012

How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?

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How old are Unitarian Universalist congregations?

Some date back to the 1600s, but 59 percent were founded in the last sixty years.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/30/2012 | Spring 2012

Tucker rescues women’s voices from archives

Looking back

Tucker rescues women’s voices from archives

‘I wanted to give a voice to all of this experience that has generally been disregarded.’

Kimberly French | 4/16/2012 | Spring 2012

The empowerment tragedy

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The empowerment tragedy

Four decades have passed since controversy over ‘black empowerment’ nearly tore the Unitarian Universalist Association apart. Even now, UUs remain unreconciled over what was for many a life-defining fight.

Mark Morrison-Reed | 1/16/2012 | Winter 2011

Seeing Joseph Priestley whole

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Seeing Joseph Priestley whole

He’s more than just the discoverer of oxygen and soda water, and not just incidentally a Unitarian.

Scott Gerard Prinster | 10/12/2009 | Fall 2009

America’s founding faiths

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America’s founding faiths

The separation of church and state in America grew out of competing visions of divine order and sacred liberty that divided the nation’s founders and its religious communities.

Forrest Church | 11/5/2007 | Winter 2007

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