Tag: history

  • Whitewashing history and hiding difficult truths from students

    Washington Post: “I can’t tell the story of the Newberry Six without expressing my disgust for the lynching of a pregnant woman,” said Dunn, 82, a professor emeritus at Florida International University. “As a teacher who has spent 30 years going from place to place in Florida where the most atrocious things have happened, I […]

  • She so much wanted to be included

    Rutland Herald: “Through that kind of eavesdropping, I learned so much about my relatives they didn’t necessarily tell me to my face, especially as a child, and there were a few particular stories that always stuck with me,” Jennings said. “As I got into writing, my immediate impulse was to dramatize them into plays. I […]

  • This is going to add richness and depth to our history

    Lexington County Herald: “Through a $15,000 grant from the state Department of Archives and History and matching funds from the city government, Cayce is bringing in a company to search for and assess the preservational needs of Black cemeteries. […]”

  • A story or history that is important for us to understand

    NHPR: “Carroll said archivists will be thinking about various questions as they continue their work: how people of color in the region connected with one another; how it felt to be one of a few Black people in town at the time; why many of these families didn’t seem to stick around long; and how […]

  • More propitious than any other moment in my lifetime

    MarketWatch: “Black Americans whose ancestors were enslaved have been excluded from full citizenship in the United States for the last 247 years — and granting them full citizenship will cost between $13 trillion and $14 trillion, economist William ‘Sandy’ Darity told a conference of fellow U.S. economists last week. […]”

  • The greatest tools for developing tolerance and empathy

    Cosmopolitan: “Whether you’re looking for a deeper exploration of your own history, hoping to educate yourself and view stories through a Black lens, or simply wanting to unwind with a good read, these exceptional books about Black history belong on everyone’s TBR list. […]”

  • The “threat” was Black equality – or rather, Black equity

    Christian Science Monitor: “My cause for surprise wasn’t because I’m a native of the Palmetto State. It came from my political experiences in a Republican stronghold, and my home state’s sordid history of racial injustice. Last January, on the day before the state’s General Assembly convened, I dropped off letters to each state House and […]

  • They could also read and write in multiple languages

    The Brink: “It was shocking,” says Ngom, who has helped build a vast digital library of Ajami texts at BU. “It was so shocking to me when I realized how misguided I was as a result of my training, which is a French-based system. But not only were my dad and many people like him […]

  • It happened not just in Tuskegee but here

    Cardinal News: “There were 355 pilots who actually deployed with the 332nd,” said Smith, the fighter group designation for the Tuskegee Airmen. “There are only three left today. There is just not a lot of opportunity for us to hear firsthand exactly what they did, what their accomplishments were, what their legacy has been, so […]

  • Holds important lessons for understanding modern America

    JSTOR Daily: “Over the course of the next seven days, at least eight people would be killed and every Black-owned building burned to the ground. Rosewood’s African American population would never return following this forced displacement. […]”