The great movements

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Power to the people

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Jan Steen Jacobsen
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Jan Steen Jacobsen

Poet with global potential

Folk high schools that teach young adults are a Danish concept. The folk high school concept was…

Jan Steen Jacobsen
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Jan Steen Jacobsen

A house for ideology and community spirit

The meeting house culture began in Denmark in the 1870s. This was a new idea and the first meeting …

Susanne Outzen
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Susanne Outzen

A collection for the Mission House

In the Fuglebjerg area, the Home Mission soared in popularity in the 20th century and the old…

Kathrine G. Bjerregaard
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Kathrine G. Bjerregaard

Voting by human heads and not heads of cattle

A group of farmers met at the Dairy Museum's building in Hjedding one night in 1882 to discuss…

Inger Hartby
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Inger Hartby

A thunderbolt from God?

The Home Mission is a branch of the Church of Denmark rooted in the religious revivals of the…

Bent Bang Larsen
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Bent Bang Larsen

The founders of Herning Folk High School

This school concept was dreamt up by textile manufacturer Aage Damgaard, who after staying at a…

Jacob Bjerring-Hansen
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Jacob Bjerring-Hansen

Seamstresses threw down the gauntlet

The meeting hall had a vital influence on the labour movement. Also for women belonging to the…

Jacob Bjerring-Hansen
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Jacob Bjerring-Hansen

Boyhood dreams

The biggest disappointment of my life threatened to ruin New Year's Eve. For the first and…

Jacob Bjerring-Hansen
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Jacob Bjerring-Hansen

Workers' story: Morning in Christianshavn" "

It's five o'clock in the morning. In the kitchen of the small one-bedroomed flat,…

Jacob Bjerring-Hansen
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Jacob Bjerring-Hansen

Symbolic street names

The name Folkets Allé", meaning People's Avenue, is a far from random choice. The street…

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