Tag Archives: American history

The Fight for Civil Rights: Gay Marriage

I’m immensely saddened by today’s ruling.  I’m also incredibly proud of the citizens who peacefully exercised their right to protest, and who invoked the spirit of dissent–that truly American spirit–through civil disobedience.  May we all follow in these brave souls’ footsteps, and may all of us have the right to marry.

paul sakuma

sakuma

hafalia

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Memorial Day

Most of you NPR listeners have probably already heard of StoryCorps.  If you haven’t, this is it:

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.

By recording the stories of our lives with the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our award-winning broadcasts on public radio and the Internet. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.

I’d like to share Allen Hoe’s story, which is one of the featured stories for Memorial Day.  Click here to listen to Mr. Hoe’s story.  It’s a great memorial.

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

What’s Up With Black History Month

I’ve been thinking about BHM, and wanted to say something about it on ARL, so I did a little digging.  The first thing I came up with was Cynthia Tucker’s article that was published locally in the Chronicle on 2/9/09.  I think Tucker did a brilliant job elucidating the issues around keeping up the tradition, while simultaneously looking forward to better days.  I hope to share this with my students.  Let’s hear your thoughts.  

Black history is the nation’s history by Cynthia Tucker via the San Francisco Chronicle

douglass

2 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized