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Public Re-Memory
Honestly, I think the most surprising thing to me was also the most surprising to the historian David Olusoga as he began this research. To think that black history in Britain goes back 1800 years is pretty astonishing. To be honest, I haven't ever r (More)
Ireland and the American South
In Kieran Quinlan’s “Introduction” to Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South, Quinlan explores the kinship between Ireland and the U.S.’s south. Many of the ideas Quinlan expresses are also heard in the interview with Gavan Lennon. Lennon says t (More)
The Forgotten Black Britain
Beyond the American Revolution and the Pilgrims voyage to America, British History is wildly untaught in the United States. Nevertheless, England and her history have always conjured lily-white images of rivalries, monarchs, and colonization. Therefo (More)
Ireland and the South
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Quinlan and listening to Gavan Lennon about the various links between Ireland and the southern United States. I've been a part of this link my whole life without ever naming it or being aware that it was something outside (More)
The Implications and Efforts of Remembrance
In Black and British, I was most captivated by the narrative about the “Beachy Head Lady.” Amidst 300 sets of unidentified bones, historians settled on hers in order to learn more about the region. They established that she would have been living in (More)
The Parallels of Ireland and the U.S. South
Kieran Quinlan’s introduction, in conjunction with Gavan Lennon's podcast appearance, delves into the complex parallels between Ireland and the U.S. South. Beginning with Quinlan's book Strange Kin: Ireland & the American, we're introduced to the (More)
Center for Civil and Human Rights
One thing that really stuck out to me in the podcast with Calinda Lee is when she said "The work is about remembering, the work is about figuring out how the past is relevant to what is happening right now. " This really made think about things such (More)
Imagining King: The MC
The picture above shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd with a megaphone in Roxbury, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 22, 1965.  I personally believe that there are different sides to every man and woman in the (More)
Public Memory and King
For one, in this photo King is praying. I think this is poignant since he was a minister, and since religion and religious imagery were so important to the basis of his ideas and the wording of his speeches. Further, I selected this image because in (More)
Sweet Auburn Avenue: Public History & Memory
In the article from Dr. Hobson,"The King of Atlanta: Martin Luther King Jr. and Public Memory," he has a quote that says "public spaces purportedly transmit notions of what is right and true because they are “authorized by the government” or corporat (More)
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