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Todd M. Mealy, Ph.D.  

Website of HISTORIAN and EDUCATOR, Todd M. Mealy


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REMEMBERING GEORGE CHAUMP: A Legacy that Endures Through a Fruitful Coaching Tree

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I attended the viewing for legendary Trinity Girls’ basketball coach Harry DeFrank in 2007. I waited in line for over two hours with friends and admirers to share my sympathies with Coach DeFrank’s family. I asked a few people, including my brother, To...

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Eric Foner's "Gateway to Freedom" wonderfully uncovers everything about the Underground Railroad in New York except one of that city's greatest African American antislavery products-William Howard Day

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Motivated by the discovery of the previously unknown journal kept by New York abolitionist and newspaper editor Sydney Howard Gay, Eric Foner has composed the foremost work about the Underground Railroad. In his recent book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, published by W. W. Norton in January...

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Oberlin Heritage Center docent writes about Wm. Howard Day

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Ron Gorman, docent for the Oberlin Heritage Center, wrote a blog about the marriage between William Howard Day and Lucie Stanton.  Read the entry here.

This complicated relationship is covered in multiple chapters of my biography about Wm. H. Day,  "Aliene...

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Op Ed. Harrisburg Patriot-News, Feb. 26, 2011

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During Black History Month 2011, I wrote an opinion piece advocating for schools to invest time teaching about William Howard Day. The article appeared in the Patriot-News (Harrisburg) and Lancaster Sunday News. Here is the article.