Why Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are More Relevant Now than Ever Before

By Dr. Walter G. Moss / 12.11.2016 Professer Emeritus of History Eastern Michigan University A half century after the assassinations of MLK and RFK, we need their visions. In the age of Trump, who offers us no more than his empty “Make America Great Again,” massive tax cuts for corporations and rich people, an Environmental Protection Agency[…]

Harriet Beecher Stowe: ‘The Little Woman Who Wrote the Book that Started this Great War’

By Kimberly J. Largent Editor Charge the Cannons Publishing It is reported that upon being introduced to Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862, Abraham Lincoln fondly commented she was “the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.” Although President Lincoln’s comment was certainly made in jest, in truth, Stowe’s novel was indeed instrumental[…]

Why Martin Luther King’s Trip to Tyneside Still Matters 50 Years On

Martin Luther King in Newcastle, 1967. Newcastle University Special Collections By Dr. Brian Ward / 10.20.2017 Professor in American Studies Northumbria University, Newcastle While controversy about the removal of Confederate memorials in the US rumbles on, in the north-east of England, plans to honour one of the US South’s most famous sons are coming to fruition. Freedom City[…]

Meet the Theologian Who Helped MLK See the Value of Nonviolence

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , chats with African-Americans during a door-to-door campaign in 1964. AP Photo/JAB By Dr. Paul Harvey / 01.11.2018 Professor of American History University of Colorado After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can sustain them over the next coming days: How do they[…]

The Santa Pudenziana: Christianity Takes on an Imperial Aura in Ancient Rome

Pediment above the door of Santa Pudenziana, 4th century C.E., Rome By Dr. Allen Farber / 08.08.2015 Professor of Art History State University of New York College at Oneonta A ritual space Nave of Santa Pudenziana, 4th century C.E. The opulent interior of the Constantinian basilicas would have created an effective space for increasingly elaborate[…]

An Introduction to Early Christian Art and Architecture

Colossal statue of Constantine the Great, 4th century (Capitoline Museum, Rome) (photo: Jean-Christophe BENOIST CC BY 2.5) By Dr. Allen Farber / 08.08.2015 Professor of Art History State University of New York College at Oneonta Early Christianity Two important moments played a critical role in the development of early Christianity: 1. The decision of the Apostle Paul[…]