Civil Rights History

This is the second in my series of "Best of" posts that will be shared throughout November in recognition of the four-year anniversary of this blog.  The following post appeared on March 23, 2006 and is titled "Why the Civil War Matters".  This post was formally presented at my school as part of the 2006 [...]

This post was published last year at this time and since my students are preparing essays on the subject I thought I might offer it once again. Today my Civil War classes finished watching the movie Glory, which is still my all-time favorite Civil War movie. Students enjoy the movie in part because of the [...]

I've been thinking about the recent press release by the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the eve of the 150th anniversary of John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry. If you remember, they have chosen to commemorate the death of Heyward Shepherd, who happened to be black and working at the local train station at the [...]

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