Stories about "History"
The Bates faculty during Commencement 2014. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates College welcomes new faculty for 2016–17

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:00 am

Bates College hired twice as many new tenure-track faculty this year as in 2015. Let's meet them.

An overview of new faculty, and the look of Bates’ future, from Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer

Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10 pm

What Bates College looks like in the future is at least partially revealed each time we hire a new faculty member.

The front page of the Lewiston Daily Sun (now the Sun Journal) on May 26, 1965. The fight story refers to Ali as "Cassius M.A. Clay," the media not quite agreeing to Ali's name change.
50 years ago: Ali, Liston, Lewiston, Bates

Friday, May 22, 2015 9:47 am

Bates and Bates people are part of the main event in coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston boxing match held in Lewiston.

An image by Renee Cox, as seen in Thomas Allen Harris' film "Through a Lens Darkly."
Filmmaker presents exploration of photography’s role in black culture

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:28 pm

Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris visits Bates College to show his 2014 documentary "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" on March 8.

A scene from Ava DuVernay's film "Selma."
Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:02 am

"Selma," director Ava DuVernay's acclaimed depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, shows at Bates College Feb. 27-March 1.

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

Peniel Joseph, Tufts University historian and author, delivers Bates' 2015 MLK Day keynote address. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.

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Photographing MLK in 1964, George Conklin ’53 focused on the final frames

Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:02 pm

A beam of light illuminates King at the podium, as if conferring a celestial blessing.

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Forums to look at immigration, economy; Wabanaki-state child welfare history

Friday, September 26, 2014 3:21 pm

Harward Center Civic Forums at Bates College in October explore the role of immigration in Maine's economy; and a historic effort to redress problems created by government policies toward Native American children.

Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History, dies at age 78

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:18 pm

A witty and exacting teacher and scholar who broadened the college's curricular offerings in history and Asian studies, Hirai died July 14.

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