Tag Archives: American history

Clarence Lusane Responds to A Birthday Cake for George Washington

A Birthday Cake for George Washington, a children’s book by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, was withdrawn from publication by Scholastic in January 2016. The book’s publication was halted over its visual depiction of our first president’s … Continue reading

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In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now Book Trailer

The newest nonfiction book from City Lights is Benjamin Hedin‘s In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now. In Search of the Movement trailer from The Blues House on Vimeo: In March of 1965, Martin … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Historic Unfulfilled Promise by Howard Zinn

As school children, Labor Day was just another holiday conveniently placed at the beginning of the school year, a day of rest to reflect on elementary woes, and yet still warm enough to pretend that Summer hadn’t quite left. Perhaps … Continue reading

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