history

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

Toba Leverton4 months ago
Emil Cohen
On Friday, November 23rd, I drove from my house in West Windsor, New Jersey, to the suburban retirement community, the Village Grande, seven minutes away. My brother, Ari, accompanied me, bringing alo...
Rich Monetti4 months ago
French Jewish Spy Recounts Her Story Behind Enemy Lines
Unfortunately, there are no shortage of Holocaust stories. On the other hand, the inspiration we draw from stories of survival doesn’t run out either. But Rabbi Arik Wolf drew a distinction beyond the...
Shandi Pace4 months ago
1968: The Presidential Race and the Democratic National Convention
The numerous events that led to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 1968 were both challenging and heartbreaking. The assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F...
Iria Vasquez-Paez4 months ago
Separation of Church and State
The United States has always been the first country to be about the separation of Church and State. Thomas Jefferson used the term “wall of separation between church and state,” in a letter to the Dan...
Northern Ireland Conflicts
The Northern Ireland Conflicts took place between 1969 and 1994, but their effects are still felt today for many of the people in Northern Ireland. The armed conflicts started over whether Northern Ir...
SKYLERIZED 5 months ago
Delaware: The Rodney Dangerfield of States
On a date that occurred over 231 years ago today (December 7, 1787), Delaware (my birth state) came into being. Because of figures like George Reed, Gunning Bedford, Jr., John Dickinson, and Richard B...
Darryl Richie5 months ago
Black Magic of Africa: Military Commander Hannibal Barca and Queen Ana Nzinga
Hannibal Barca (274-183 BC) is one of the greatest military strategists to have ever lived. He was born in 274 B.C. in Carthage (modern-day Tunisia), which is in North Africa. Carthage was settled by ...
Devin Nassar-Reis5 months ago
The Cold, Hard Truth About the Democratic Party
When this generation thinks of racism and socioeconomic inequality, their thoughts immediately lean towards the Republican party. This actually could not be further from the truth. Historically, the Republicans have opposed racism and socioeconomic inequality. Truthfully, it was the Democrats that supported slavery, created the Ku Klux Klan, imposed Jim Crow laws, and fully backed segregation for over 100 years in the Southeastern United States. (Prager U) Technically, your history textbooks fro...
Devin Nassar-Reis5 months ago
US Involvement in the Middle East Is a Double-Edged Sword—Here's Why
When Americans think of the Middle East in the present day, we immediately think of bloodshed and violence. The Fertile Crescent was home to various empires that spanned several nations, with Babylonia, Assyria, Persia, Canaan and Phoenicia later becoming autonomous countries that would remain enemies millennia later; the nations that are now Iraq, Syria, Iran, Israel and Lebanon will possibly remain both political, cultural, and religious rivals for centuries more. As complex as the history of ...
Shandi Pace5 months ago
1968: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no figure more celebrated in the work he did for civil rights than Martin Luther King Jr. His death on April 4, 1968, due to an assassin’s bullet, left the nation and especially the black com...
Darryl Richie5 months ago
What If Part II: America
The African holocaust began during the 17th century when Europeans decided to enslave Africans for the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas. The Africans never saw themselves as slaves, but priso...
Darryl Richie6 months ago
What If Part I: Africa
Marvel’s Black Panther was one of the most popular movies to be released in 2018, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide, and is currently number nine of the top 10 grossing movies of all-time in the United ...
quinn riley6 months ago
Shaping the Minds of Americans: The Media and the Iran Hostage Crisis
"The days after September 11th." This phrase has emerged nationally as its own political shorthand for a positive moment of comity in the United States that occurred after the devastating terrorist at...
Rich Monetti6 months ago
Presentation at White Plains Library Documents Germany’s Official Remembrance Policy of the Holocaust
The genocide of Jews in Germany is certainly not unique in world history. The Rape of Nanking, Rwanda, and Manifest Destiny tally a short list that the perpetrating nations would officially like to fo...
Rushat Chandra6 months ago
Tiananmen Square Massacre
Before we enter the nitty gritty aspects of what occurred on the fourth of June, there is some important background. Following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the Cultural Revolution also came to an ...
bethan ✌️️ 6 months ago
Pride: The 1984 Miners' Strike
Since the initial criminalisation of homosexual relations between two males during the Roman Empire, the LGBTQ+ community has faced much discrimination and oppression, despite the many famous and powe...
Patrick Hollis6 months ago
Clement Attlee's Brave New World
The end of the Second World War brought about huge social and political change in the United Kingdom. The election of July 1945 was proof that the war-weary country wanted a new leader to take them fo...
Aaron Cline7 months ago
Hitler Holocaust Hell
The Holocaust was one of the worst moments in world history. Millions of people suffered and were sent to concentration camps. Adolf Hitler the leader of the Germans and the Nazi’s was the main reason...