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America United/America Divided Project


Signs from the March for Science and Rally Calling for an investigation of Russian interferencein the 2016 Presidential election

Help WKU save history by participating in the America United/America Divided Project.

Many Kentuckians have expressed strong political, social, scientific, and cultural viewpoints through their votes; in print, broadcast, and social media; and marches.  Opinions divide communities, friends, co-workers, and families to the point that many Americans now wonder what values we share.

What is our mission?

The America United/America Divided Project at Western Kentucky University seeks ALL viewpoints expressed in 2016 and 2017. 

What is our focus?

Kentuckians' participation in the events, rallies, campaigns, inauguration, causes, and marches that reflect the diversity of political, religious, social, cultural, and scientific opinion expressed in America during 2016 and 2017.

What do we want?

Items with Kentucky ties [Kentuckians attended, Kentuckians used or wore, Kentuckians made, event held in Kentucky] are of particular interest.

Print and digital photographs.

Manufactured and homemade items such as buttons, hats, signs, T-shirts, magnets, stickers, fans, and novelty items.

Print and written communications including campaign mailings, door hangers, bumper stickers, invitations, broadcast transcripts, letters, and diary and journal entries.

Broadcast and video recordings.

Electronic media communications such as screen shots of text and email messages and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.

Recollections of participating in or attending political and social justice events and explanations of your rationale for supporting the candidate or issue of your choice [i.e. your point of view].

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 Last Modified 5/24/17