On this 4th of July, as our government persecutes people fleeing from violence, it is worth remembering that this is not new. As long ago as 1852, Frederick Douglass called on the conscience of the nation to grapple with the hypocrisy of celebrating liberty while imposing injustice. In the video below James Earl Jones reads… Continue reading James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglas: What does the 4th of July mean?
I’m proud that my home state is the site of the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, sometimes called “the lynching memorial.” We need to remember the history of hate that has scarred our nation. In remembering perhaps we will be able to stop the resurgence of bigotry that we are witnessing. The following… Continue reading National Memorial for Peace and Justice
If you are a teacher, you will find Teaching Hard History from Teaching Tolerance very useful in addressing the social realities faced by your students. Hosted by Professor Hasan Jeffries, this series has leading scholars and educators present lessons we should have learned in school—but almost certainly did not. Through this series Teaching Tolerance is… Continue reading Teaching Hard History: American Slavery, from Teaching Tolerance
I recently completed listening to the 179 episodes of Mike Duncan’s History of Rome Podcast. While I have studied some parts of the history of Rome in detail, I learned a great deal more by listening to this well researched podcast. Duncan introduced me to periods of Roman history I knew little about and did… Continue reading Mike Duncan and the History of Rome
English: I have added a new page for Diana Uribe’s magnificent history of Ireland. I highly recommend her work and wish that there were an equivalent in English. If you speak Spanish (Castellano) you will greatly enjoy her podcast. With twenty-six episodes on Ireland, you are unlikely to ever find a more in-depth narration of… Continue reading History of Ireland — Historia de Irlanda