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Sankofa, the Historian, and Social Justice

My archaeology students learned a word last semester that they now love to use whenever we have a class discussion about the benefits of studying the past. 715 more words

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Why study history, Monday update

Ta-Nehesi Coates has a terrific essay┬áin The Atlantic about last week’s great National Prayer Breakfast Controversy.

Apparently Barack Obama had been asked to address this annual confab of Christian power-players, and in his remarks he suggested that today’s Islamic fundamentalists aren’t uniquely barbarous, crazy, or evil; in the course of history, Christians– even… 519 more words