"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
January 18, 2014
Martin Luther King: Liberty and Economic Justice for All

As a young child, I always thought of Martin Luther King as a mythical, larger-than-life figure who gave great speeches, believed in peace, and died tragically.  My parents taught me a lot about Black history, frustrated that the schools were failing to teach American history that included the stories and contributions of African Americans.  Dr. […]

January 24, 2014
Somber Anniversary: Killers confess to Emmett Till murder

Anniversaries are a time to remember significant events from the past.  They can invoke many different emotions (from happiness to grief), depending on the event that is remembered. The anniversary that is recognized on January 24th is one that invokes anger, fear and outrage. It also invokes a call to action. On January 24, 1956, […]

January 28, 2014
Countdown to Black History Month!

It’s almost here.  Black History Month!  My blog discusses American history, focusing on the African American experience in the United States. This can entail history, culture, politics, current events or any issues that affect African Americans.  And Black History month is one of the biggest events of the year!  I think that we should start […]