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I used to think that History was a thing you found in books;
It always seemed to be there - you never had to look.
One day I heard there used to be some History of this town.
But, when I went to look for it, it wasn't written down.*

                                                                    *Elizabeth Pinkerton, History Happened Here


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Note: All images in this unit were copied with permission from the California Digital Library. The JARDA project was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. 

The When Justice Failed project was developed in collaboration with the Center for Teaching for Social Justice and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

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