Feeling discouraged? Learn from the past

We’ve faced hard times before. Injustice, violence, oppression. And we’ve overcome.

“If you don’t know your history, you’re like a leaf that doesn’t know it’s part of a tree.” – Michael Crichton

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‘History is not the past, it is the present’ – James baldwin

America's military wasn't always a good master to its soldier dogs

America's military wasn't always a good master to its soldier dogs

Military working dogs have saved thousands of lives and kept our troops safe. Yet for years these veterans were disregarded, even discarded after wars. 

John Kelly addresses a gala in 2017, prior to being named White House chief of staff

What John Kelly could learn about the Civil War from another general

The president's chief of staff, a former Marine general, packed a lot of bad history into just one sound bite.
Fountains at the Kansas City Vietnam Memorial Fountain

The powerful message a Vietnam War memorial in Kansas City sends today

What a divided country can learn from a memorial built at another time of deep division.
A terrorism expert in 2005 predicted a massive attack on Las Vegas. But he got the killer's race wrong.

A terrorism expert in 2005 predicted a massive attack on Las Vegas. But he got the killer's race wrong.

The city has long been seen as a soft target. But it was an angry white American, not a brown-skinned foreigner, that committed unspeakable mayhem there.
Girls at a Catholic school drank beer out of cups arranged in a swastika. Guess what they were busted for?

Girls at a Catholic school drank beer out of cups arranged in a swastika. Guess what they were busted for?

A "Jews versus Nazis" drinking game spurs outrage, but we shouldn't be surprised. Schools have de-emphasized the value of history for years.