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  • An Honor and a Privilege
    Sunday, August 18, 2013 was a very special day for me. Veterans Count, a unit of New Hampshire Easter Seals, sponsored a fund raising event at the Portsmouth (NH) Repertory Theatre featuring Chester Nez. Although normally accompanied by his grandson Latham, I recall that on this trip it was his grandson Mike who provided aid […]
  • Congratulations to Dan Ryan – ACHLS class of 2013 – Massachusetts State Representative
    “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke When ACHLS was founded in 2010 one of our main goals was to help our country’s future leaders more fully understand our nation’s history so that, as a country, we can legislate forward rather than repeat the mistakes of our past . […]
  • Voices of the Great Depression
    The Great Depression began with Black Tuesday, the now-famous stock market crash of 29 October 1929.   It followed nearly a decade of optimism and prosperity, wherein banks made significant investments of clients’ money in the stock market.  With the money gone, some banks were forced to close.   (The FDIC was created in 1933, as part […]
  • Digital History, Black History, Public History
    The first installment of our digital history series is a project I am involved in – More than a Map(p).  More than a Map(p) is an application for smartphones that allows the user to explore African American History wherever they are.   It began with a cross country campaign by filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman, to end […]