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New video in the Bright Ideas series! Shimer is kicking off the centennial anniversary of the first Great Migration with a new installment of our series that delves into the history of the Great Migration and, in particular, the story of Chicago during that period. In this video, Dr. Carol Adams & celebrated historian Timuel Black discuss this watershed moment of American History.

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One of our students reading poem of celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni at this year's Banned Book Week readout.

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A new installment in Shimer's Bright Ideas series! Renowned historian and author Louise W. Knight discusses the development of the thought and work of early American feminist and abolitionist, Sarah Grimke. 
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Barbara Stone, professor of the Humanities at Shimer College Chicago, gives lecture reflecting on Banned Books Week, Education, and Intellectual Freedom. This talk is brought to you by Shimer College's new youtube program "Bright Ideas: a Thought Series from Chicago." Check out and subscribe to our channel for free lectures, talks, symposia, artistic performances, and more. 

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"Students React to Ridiculous College Application Essay Topics" -- Funny Video

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"Students React to Ridiculous College Application Essay Topics" -- Funny Video

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The very idea of Banned Books Week calls us to reflect on both why -- and why not -- we might favor forms of censorship. As importantly, it reminds us we may not even realize we are experiencing it. Drawing on well known writer Ray Bradbury, President Susan Henking reflects on the temptation to censor and more. #Intellectualfreedom   #BannedBooks   #BannedBooksWeek  

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Introducing Shimer College Online Courses... This is big. 
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