Civil War Quote of the week Civil War Quote of the Week:“Previous to the formation of colored troops, I had a strong inclination to prepare myself for the ministry; but when the call came for ALL persons, I [felt] I … Continued
Hysteria reigned, fueled by the rumors of a large black insurrection in the town. Violence peaked the next day on June 1, with thousands of white citizens pouring into Greenwood, tearing apart businesses, setting fires, and beating blacks. Firefighters trying to extinguish blazes were threatened with guns. An unarmed black man in a theater was shot and killed.
Sarah Mapps Douglass Did you know … Sarah Mapps Douglas (September 9, 1806 – September 8, 1882)? She was an African American educator, abolitionist, artist, and medical student. Sarah grew up among Philadelphia’s elite, during a time when African Americans … Continued
Kansas is a state rich in history. Originally just a stopping point in the westward movement during the nineteenth century, settlers eventually recognized the value of the prairie for cropland, grazing, and even oil. Long before the European and African … Continued
Brown vs. Board of Education This is from a Facebook post in 2018, but seems appropriate right now to repeat. Do you know… Linda Brown?In 1954, Linda Carol Brown(February 20, 1943 – March 25, 2018) was just an 11-year-old schoolgirl … Continued
Horace Mann and Henry Barnard We’ve traced the beginnings of education in America through the seventeenth and eighteenth century, and shown how the genesis was in New England, Virginia, and Louisiana. Public schools had Christian roots, as the clergy and … Continued
Did you know… Mother’s day was started to promote peace at the end of the Civil War?Ann Reeves Jarvis, a mom, arranged mother’s friendship day in West Virginia in the 1860s, with the surprisingly serious purpose of quieting animosity between … Continued