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repost from @whoopbam
Saw ‘Cincinnati Goddamn’ tonight at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Moved by the crushing relevance of this documentary filmed in the wake of police killings of Robert Owensby Jr and Timothy Thomas in 2001 Cincinnati, OH. 119 more words

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Historians in Britain need to ask the right questions about Europe

Following the surprise result of the General Elections earlier this month historians in Britain have reopened the debate about Europe. Depending on where you stand, Britain is either part of Europe, or a strange place across the Channel you can travel to. 591 more words

History

How to Know what is True

How do we know what we know? How do we know what is true? Who or what do we rely on to get our information? Why do we believe everything we hear? 386 more words

Books

For Africa & Her Historians

For Africa & Her Historians

You tell my story
and paint it in details so gory.
You pick up your pen
and write of a once-upon-a-time glory. 213 more words

Nigeria

James McPherson: “The War That Forged a Nation”

Here’s Professor McPherson speaking with journalist Frank Sesno on the Diane Rehm Show regarding his new book.

You can access the interview here.

I generally agree with what he has to say with two exceptions.   118 more words

Books

When Did the American Civil War Actually End?

The act of defining historical time periods and eras is an arbitrary process. Historians search for major turning points and then use those points (and the benefit of hindsight) to separate the past into digestible time chunks. 1,093 more words

History

Mythology in Progress

Mythology in Progress

All of life is mythology in progress. Twenty observers of any given event would if asked, give varying reports of what they had observed. 99 more words

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