racial violence

August 18, 2017
What was a citizen’s council?

Over the years, people have questioned why Rememberinghistory.com 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 rememberinghistory.com is to keep history alive and to keep learning from history. And we […]

June 18, 2015
Be inspired: Attend a History Re-enactment

Hello history friends and welcome back to rememberinghistory.com where we are remembering history and we’re making history too. So, today is the last part of this great and groundbreaking series on fun and easy ways to be inspired by history. Wow, we have covered a lot of ground during this series. We started, in Part […]

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 rememberinghistory.com where we are remembering history and we’re making history. I’m glad that you have returned for this fantastic, trailblazing and incredibly amazing […]

June 12, 2015
How to be inspired by history, Part I

Last April, I posted a blog that discussed why I love history. (It was called “What Inspires Me” if you want to read it again.) Unequivocally, I answered that history inspires me. I love the stories, the people, the intrigue, struggles and the triumph. They all inspire me. History shows me that nothing happens in […]

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 […]

February 13, 2015
Hatred, Dehumanisation or a Parking Space?

Portrait of the “new” hate crime: Three young adults in Chapel Hill. Deah Shaddy Barakat was a 23-year old dental student. His 21-year old wife, Yusor Mohammed, was also training to be a dentist. Her sister, Razan Mohammed Abu-Salha, was a 19-year student at North Carolina State. They all were shot in the head in […]

February 8, 2015
Should we forgive acts of racism?

Note: Let me begin by saying that I believe forgiveness is an important and cleansing affirmative (and positive) act that is important for everyone. With that said, I have been thinking about Serena Williams’ decision to return to play tennis at Indian Wells Resort in Palm Springs after a 14-year absence. She stopped playing at […]

January 18, 2015
Signs we are entering a new age…and the challenges ahead!

The Civil Rights Movement was definitely a new age. People were changing. Thoughts were changing. New ideas were emerging and the country was experiencing distressing events and turmoil. Still, it might not have been obvious that a new age was emerging. People knew that things were happening but they might not have realized that things […]

January 14, 2015
The Road to King: The First Step

When I was in high school (yes, a long time ago!), my brother who was in college told me about his term paper in history class about the evolution of Martin Luther King’s ideology. I was confused and bewildered.  Years later, I started reading more about Martin Luther King. What did I discover? Like all […]

January 9, 2015
Why everyone should be Charlie

Sitting here in my living room in Brussels, I am watching the news updates about the attack and killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. The suspected gunmen remain at large, right now in a supermarket (possibly with hostages). The town is surrounded by police. Their capture is inevitable. Yet the important part of the story […]