"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
March 6, 2014
Dred Scott: A freedom fighter

March 6th marks the day that the United States Supreme Court issued one of its worst, shortsighted, morally bankrupt, and unjust decisions in its history.  This was the day that the court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case. The year was 1857.  And this case was intended to justify and solidify the […]

November 5, 2013
African Americans in the Movies!

I love history, especially African American history. I search for history. I read historical books and novels. I attend lectures about history. I visit historical sites.  But I have discovered a new medium for history: historical movies. Recently, there has been a tidal wave of movies about African American history.  They discuss topics such as […]