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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 […]

June 13, 2015
How to be inspired by history, Part II

Note: This is a transcript from the podcast of this series. The podcast can be found on this website and the Remembering History Podcast Page. Hello History Friends and welcome back to where we are remembering history and we’re making history. I’m glad that you have returned for this fantastic, trailblazing and incredibly amazing […]

March 24, 2015
Finding the Words

Sometimes, there are no words I just saw the movie, Selma, and was moved by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King. That was no surprise. His words were relevant in the 1960s and they remain relevant now. Again, this is not a surprise. Dr. King was one of the most quotable people in history […]

March 20, 2014
She made a difference. How you can make a difference too!

Sometimes, I wonder: Should I bother to complain? Should I bother to vote? Should I bother to recycle? Does it make a difference? Can one person (complainer, recycler, voter) really make a difference? I have to answer with a resounding: Yes! With more than six billion people in the world, it is easy to feel […]

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 […]