Tag: History



In Her Own Words: Digital Project Gives Voice to Willa Cather

American author and Nebraska alumna Willa Cather gave voice to the lives and emotions of people her literary peers often ignored, such as pioneer women, farmers and Great Plains immigrants. Seven decades after the author’s death, Nebraska scholars are adding Cather’s own voice to the chorus. In January, the team launched “The Complete Letters of […]

Film Exposes Pain of Slave Trade

Ann Williams jumped out the window of a Washington, D.C., slave jail in 1815. Some thought she attempted suicide because she’d been sold away from her family. A new perspective on her wrenching story – and the problem of American slavery – is being shared with audiences through “Anna,” an animated short film produced by […]