Tag: American History
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The South Doesn’t Have a Monopoly on our Racist HistoryJuly 2015
We should take down the Confederate flag, but racism has always been and continues to be a national issue. A case study of Crandall v. State before the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1834 serves as a prime example.
The Everyday ExtraordinaryDecember 2014
The poet and curator on expanding autobiography, the importance of elegy, and the centrality of blues to experience.
Rachel Somerstein: The Selective Memory of 9/11 IconographySeptember 2014
Photos are how we remember. The 9/11 images we no longer see are growing gaps in our collective memory.
Geoff Watkinson: What We LostSeptember 2014
On teaching 9/11.
Robert Reich: Why There’s No OutcryFebruary 2014
At some point, working people, students, and the broad public will have had enough.
Lewis Black: A Tiny Part of Something HugeAugust 2013
The author and comedian remembers attending the 1963 March on Washington, and feeling a movement converge.
Tim Swinehart: Setting Free Our HistoryDecember 2012
Getting the commons into school curriculum will help students understand climate change (and a lot more).