As worthy as Jimmy Carter’s post-presidency has been, it shouldn’t overshadow his time in office, which has been too often overlooked. There are at least two compelling reasons why this is a good time to reassess the presidency of Jimmy Carter. First, he is rapidly approaching his 95th birthday. On October 1, one month from today, he[…]
Jimmy Carter continues to shape his historical legacy. Those who have attended Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School know that the time between arrival and 10:00 a.m.—measured in hours—is not really empty. A church member, often Jana Carter or Jill Stuckey, orients visitors, goes through a list of do’s and don’ts, and provides short history lessons along[…]
She was never apologetic about how essential she thought her music to be. By Jenny Gathright Mary Lou Williams seemed to learn early that playing piano would keep her alive. Maybe she realized this at age six, when she started venturing to her white neighbors’ homes to play piano for them. As Williams later recalled[…]
How did the Great Migration of African-Americans in the twentieth century affect the development of jazz music in Chicago? Introduction During the period known as the Great Migration (1915-1970), six million African-Americans moved from southern states to urban areas in the North and West. In 1900, ninety percent of black people in the United States[…]
What can old maps teach us about world history? What sorts of evidence do they offer? Introduction Giving an account of the history of the world is an ancient practice. As long as people have recognized a world, they have sought to explain how it came to be, and how and why it, and their[…]
From Paleolithic cave drawings to the futuristic possibility of immersive geographies. Originally published by Nova Scotia Community College, republished with embed permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.