"History is a source of strength, a constant reminder of the courage of others in times more trying and painful than our own." -David McCullough
August 18, 2017
What was a citizen’s council?

Over the years, people have questioned why does what it does: teach and honor African American history. We teach about people, events and problems that—sadly—schools fail to teach and that standard history books—again, sadly–fail to include. But our mission at is to keep history alive and to keep learning from history. And we […]

November 12, 2013
What are Slave Narratives?

History can be found in many different places.  My previous post focused on discovering history in the movies. But I also mentioned that it could be found in books. I know that this is not a surprise.  But I’m not talking about the history books that you were forced to read in high school or […]

January 9, 2014
The Big Events (2013)

Every year is full of events.  2013 was no different.  From a frozen beginning, 2013 had its events that moved the year along to a dramatic ending. And there were bumps along the way. These “bumps” were a variety of events that moved us, drew our sympathy, angered us, made us laugh or cry, entertained […]