Gillian Frank Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. To reflect upon Dr. King’s life, legacy and influence, NOTCHES offers some primary sources with which to begin thinking about King’s place in the history of sexuality. Even as historians are increasingly reckoning with King’s complicated private life, King’s views on […]
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Francis obscured both the colonial Christian and queer sexual contexts of the executions.
Kit Heyam There are over 70 plaques in York, marking historically significant places from a Roman fortress (Bootham) to a minuscule street (Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate). While the original “blue plaque” scheme was started by English Heritage, any group may erect a plaque, marking spaces linked to people or events they consider worthy […]
Thomas Foster I’m sure our TRUNNELS look’d clean As if they ne’re up A—se had been; For when we use ‘em, we take care To wash ‘em well, and give ‘em Air, Then lock ‘em up in our own Chamber, Ready to TRUNNEL the next Member. In 1751 the Boston Evening-Post […]