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Dr. William S. Pretzer

Senior Curator for History

Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution

1000 Jefferson Drive

Washington, District of Columbia 20560

United States

Company Description

Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. The Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Z ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Curator and Educator

Henry Ford Museum

Museum Director

Central Michigan University

Affiliations

Member of the Selection Committee
Lawrence W. Levine Award for the Best Book

Board Member
Michigan Museums Association

Board Member
National Commission for Technology Education

Board Member
Allen Park Public Schools

Board Member
Michigan Council for History Education

Historian
National Museum of American History

Education

BA

Stanford University

Web References (174 Total References)


"It's a day's wages," explains William ...

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"It's a day's wages," explains William Pretzer. He is the museum's senior history curator. "You're asking someone to pay a day's wages in order to be able to vote."

Pretzer says the museum accepted the donation of the receipt from Carr's family in 2012. He said the receipt is a vivid example of the way that voting rights were denied to African Americans.
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"After the 1870s, particularly in the southern states, there was an effort to restrict any kind of political power for African Americans," Pretzer says. In the immediate post-Civil-War era, voting rights were accorded to African Americans in the south. Thousands registered.
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Smithsonian curator Bill Pretzer sees similarities.
"You have to have a particular kind of ID," he explains. That includes identification offered through the state or federal government, military IDs, a state handgun license, a U.S. citizenship certificate, or a U.S. passport.
"The kinds of documentation that's needed for this voter ID costs money," Pretzer says.
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Pretzer says such artifacts are important because they make real something that is hard to imagine.


"It's a day's wages," explains William ...

www.tweentribune.com [cached]

"It's a day's wages," explains William Pretzer. He is the museum's senior history curator. "You're asking someone to pay a day's wages in order to be able to vote."

Pretzer says the museum accepted the donation of the receipt from Carr's family in 2012 as a vivid example of the way that voting rights were denied to African Americans.
...
"After the 1870s, particularly in the southern states, there was an effort to restrict any kind of political power for African Americans," Pretzer says.
...
Smithsonian curator Bill Pretzer sees similarities.
"You have to have a particular kind of ID," he explains. That includes identification offered through the state or federal government, military IDs, a state handgun license, a U.S. citizenship certificate, or a U.S. passport.
"The kinds of documentation that's needed for this voter ID costs money," Pretzer says.
...
Pretzer says such artifacts are important because they make real something that is hard to imagine.


"It's a day's wages," explains ...

www.tweentribune.com [cached]

"It's a day's wages," explains William Pretzer, the museum's senior history curator. "You're asking someone to pay a day's wages in order to be able to vote."

Pretzer says the museum accepted the donation of the receipt from Carr's family in 2012 as a vivid example of the way that voting rights were denied to African Americans.
...
"After the 1870s, particularly in the southern states, there was an effort to restrict any kind of political power for African Americans," Pretzer says.
...
Smithsonian curator Bill Pretzer sees similarities.
"You have to have a particular kind of ID," he explains. That includes identification offered through the state or federal government, military IDs, a state handgun license, a U.S. citizenship certificate, or a U.S. passport.
"The kinds of documentation that's needed for this voter ID costs money," Pretzer says.
...
Pretzer says such artifacts are important because they make real something that is hard to imagine.


Cleveland.com reported Monday ...

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Cleveland.com reported Monday (May 2)-the same day the gazebo was slated for destruction-that the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) "is in talks with Black Lives Matter concerning options for preserving the gazebo, given its importance to African-American history," per NMAAHC's senior history curator William Pretzer.


Bill Pretzer, Keynote Speaker ...

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Bill Pretzer, Keynote Speaker at 17th Annual MCHE Conference

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MCHE is pleased to announce that William Pretzer will be our Keynote speaker for the 17th Annual MCHE conference.
Bill Pretzer is Senior Curator for History at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is overseeing the development of the museum's inaugural history collections and exhibitions. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Director of the Museum of Cultural & Natural History as well as Director of the Museum Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at Central Michigan University. Prior to that, he spent 21 years as a curator and educator at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. Bill also was instrumental in the creation of the Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school at the museum. In addition to museum-sponsored publications on Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and industrial history, he is the author of articles and book chapters on museum practice, technology education, design history, and the history of labor and technology in the printing trade. Bill has served on the boards of the Allen Park Public Schools, Michigan Museums Association, Michigan Council for History Education and National Commission for Technology Education. He currently serves as a member of the selection committee for the Lawrence W. Levine Award for the Best Book in Cultural History for the Organization of American Historians. Bill received his BA from Stanford University in 1972 and his

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