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Archival Instagram Accounts Are Teaching Forgotten Histories

People of color are informing others of those who need their flowers

Archival photo from 1899 of Lavinia Baker and her family.
Lavinia Baker with her family, 1899. Photo: Library of Congress Photo Archives

Until recently, Instagram was not known for its political potential. The app was widely understood as the land of influencers, curated realities, and vapidness — and though its political potential has recently been harnessed by the proliferation of…

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Nicole Froio

Nicole Froio

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