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Historian Annette Gordon-Reed: The Culture Wars, Juneteenth, and 1/6

Nationally renowned American historian Annette Gordon-Reed has been everywhere this past year speaking out on history and the culture wars. Actually she has not been anywhere except for her home in New York City.  It just seems that way because during the COVID pandemic she has been everywhere virtually without having to leave home. That […]

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FOXHUB SUED FOR $1 TRILLION OVER ANTI-COVID VACCINATION MESSAGE

DID AN UNVACCINATED LOVE ONE OF YOURS DIE FROM COVID? WERE YOU OR AN UNVACCINATED LOVE ONE HOSPITALIZED FOR COVID? ARE YOU PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH THE LIFE ON A CHILD? DO YOU LIVE IN MISSOURI? DO YOU WATCH FOXHUB? THEN YOU COULD BE ENTITLED TO FINANCIAL COMPENSATION If you listen to Tucker, Laura, and […]

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July 12, 2021: Happy Emancipation Day New York – Did You Forget?

Juneteenth and 1619 have been in the news a lot lately. What both dates have in common is that neither one directly affected New York. Neither New York nor New Amsterdam even existed in 1619. The famous purchase of the land from the Lenape did not occur until 1624. Slavery began in 1626. Similarly at […]

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Guidelines Issued for the American Revolution 250th (July 1, 2021)

On July 1, the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) issued guidelines for the Semiquincentennial. These guidelines are not an official document as AASLH is not a government entity. However it does work closely with the Federal Commission. Also it is a national organization so it has its finger on the pulse of […]

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Local Slavery: What Some History Organizations Are Doing

While the myth of no slavery in the North dies a slow and deserved death, many historical organizations are working to make their local story of the past more complete. This blog presents some current actions underway. It is not a complete survey. It includes items which I became aware of through newsletters, blogs, and […]

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The NYS American Revolution 250th Commission: A Big Step Forward

The New York State American Revolution 250th Commission took a big step forward on June 8, 2021. The New York State Assembly and Senate unanimously passed A4742B/S04410-C the “New York State Two Hundred Fiftieth Commemoration Act.” The bill now goes to the Governor for signing along with a slew of other such bills typically passed […]

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AMERICAN REVOLUTION 250th

The countdown for the 250th anniversary of the birth of the country continues. The work may have been suspended this past year but the clock did not stop ticking. As we transition from online to in-person meetings, the effort will shift as well. Online meetings probably will continue. They provide a logistically routine and cheap […]

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Indians Owned Africans: How Do You Teach This History?

“You never saw such a people in your life. Their manners and action are wild in the extreme. They are in a perfect state of nature and would be a curiosity to any civilized man.” “At that time the Indians did not have anything but small farms, and of course the freedmen were reared among […]

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History Legislation Update

The State budget has been passed. There is light at the end of tunnel. The world is opening up. What better time to look at history-related legislation and see what has happened during the lost year! Below lower are various bills identified by their Senate number and a description. The major new one concerns the […]

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We the People Will Tell the Story Funding Act

We are a story-telling species. But what story should We the People tell? To create a national narrative for the 21st century is an awesome challenge, perhaps an impossible one given our divisions today. While few countries in the world have had one continuous form of government for 250 years, we are at a point […]

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