Tag Archives: 20th-century U.S. History

The History of D-Day by Jennifer Grant, Guest Blogger

[Editor’s Note: In commemoration of the anniversary of D-Day (June 6), we welcome guest blogger, Jennifer Grant, and her excellent article on the history of this significant event.] For some people, World War II seems like a lifetime ago. There … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Voting, Part 2: A Piece of Our Collective Past By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

The privilege of voting in the United States encompasses a long struggle over two centuries with countless persons and groups. Maria Child and her contemporaries provide one piece of this puzzle. [Please see Part 1 of this article series for … Continue reading

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The Dogged Perseverance of Civil War Surgeon, Mary E. Walker By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

This month, in honor of Veteran’s Day, I pay tribute to Dr. Mary E. Walker. Additionally, in light of the recently-celebrated Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, I express gratitude to Walker for her efforts to bring more justice into … Continue reading

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History of the Parliament of the World’s Religions by Rudolf C. Gelsey and Perpetual Peace Initiative

We once again welcome Rev. Rudi Gelsey as Guest Blogger. The following article about the Parliament of the World’s Religions appeared in his organization’s, Perpetual Peace Initiative‘s, September 2015 Newsletter. With his permission, we reprint it along with an excerpt … Continue reading

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Publicizing the Personal: When Letters and Journals Move Beyond the Private Sphere (Part 1) By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

Love of Letters and Journals: the Beginnings for Anders My primary passion has been writing since I first learned the alphabet. As a child, I particularly loved composing letters. My aunt saved some of those early epistles. On May 29, … Continue reading

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Honoring Women’s History Month: Organizations Making (or Having Made) a Difference

Feminist Awakening As a female teenager in the 1970s, I honestly thought U.S. women had achieved equality due to the feminist movement’s accomplishments. I was and am very grateful for their efforts. Upon college graduation, I excitedly started my first … Continue reading

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Keeping Hope and History Alive!: Two Organizations Dedicated to Honoring Black History By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

In honor of Black History month this year, I present two fascinating organizations. Dr. Quintard Taylor, BlackPast.Org’s Founder and President, contacted me in 2007 about writing an encyclopedia entry on Junius G. Groves, a highly successful entrepreneur, businessman, and farmer … Continue reading

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The Peace Origins of Veterans Day by Rudolf C. Gelsey, Guest Blogger

Anders’ Introductory Remarks This past week on November 11 in the United States, we observed Veterans Day. Very appropriately, we honor those in the armed services, past, present, and future, those living among us, those who have gone before us.  … Continue reading

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Sacred Process of Historical Recovery by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

    Resurrecting Lost or Silenced Voices L. Maria Child. Junius G. Groves. Betabeleros. What do these have in common? Most Americans have not heard of them. For a variety of reasons, their stories have been invisible to us in … Continue reading

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The Sacred Ground of Memorial Day by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  Memorial Day: a Time of Memory and Connection Toward the end of May each year, we in the United States celebrate Memorial Day. Many consider this a three-day weekend for travel or relaxation at home. While leisure time remains … Continue reading

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