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When history honors slaveholders, but leaves out the stories & trials of the slaves, it’s both incomplete & unjust.

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Colorism: Overcome fear. Take a fearless look at American history.

History has divided Americans. Ignoring that history won’t bring us together. Facing it with humility, honesty, and justice will. When it comes to reading, I’m a nonfiction guy (and that’s the truth). Even history that some people don’t want to … Continue reading

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Black history tries to equalize American history

Black History Month is an attempt to begin to equalize American history — to tell the whole story and not just the parts of history that have been selected to make us look good. All Americans need to know the … Continue reading

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Some history should never be repeated

The answers that got you a passing grade in history class aren’t always the full truth about the way things really happened. Some parts of history are celebrated; some ignored (or hidden). The ignored parts can tell powerful stories. If … Continue reading

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The Ryman Auditorium Or The Union Gospel Tabernacle?

It is called the “mother church of country music” — the Ryman Auditorium. And it was home for the Grand Ole Opry for many years. But what is its real name? Union Gospel Tabernacle. Now that is a bit of … Continue reading

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