The Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. This event set a date for the freedom of more than 3 million slaves held in the United States. This call also reaffirmed the Civil War as fight against slavery. Shortly after President Lincoln's inauguration in 1861, the Civil War began. Initially, he … Continue reading The Emancipation Proclamation

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A Regular Benedict Arnold…

Don't be a Benedict Arnold! You may have heard this phrase before -- or possibly some variation of it. Context clues have allowed us to understand that this phrase is associated with acting as a traitor. But, do you know the origin of the story? For those that are aware of Mr. Arnold's dealings -- … Continue reading A Regular Benedict Arnold…

“Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko…”

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against an injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers … Continue reading “Oh Biko, Biko, because Biko…”

A Real Live Nephew of My Uncle Sam…

There's a lot going on in the United States right now. The Pacific-Northwest is burning. Texas is underwater. Florida is bracing for tremendous devastation. North Dakota is in a drought. And the President has called back the DACA program. All of these stories have unfolded within the last week. It's tough to be an American … Continue reading A Real Live Nephew of My Uncle Sam…