Nearly 100 years ago, the RMS Titanic sank in the Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Over 1,500 died, and the event continues to serve as a cautionary tale of the dangers of overconfidence. There were many who risked their lives to save those on the sinking Titanic, including Sir Arthur Henry Rostron. Rostron was the master of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia, which was also in the North Atlantic when it received a distress call from the Titanic.
Rostron was...Read More
Currently, only 13 percent of the historical figures in history textbooks are women. Why does this matter? As one teacher put it, in his response to our national survey: “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Girls and young women make up more than half of K-12 students and college undergraduates. If women are considered marginal to the narrative of our collective past, history surveys are robbing them of their agency and of their legitimate...Read More
Is everyone excited to see 42, the new film about Jackie Robinson? We definitely are, especially because 66 years ago today, Mr. Robinson officially signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and took to the field in an exhibition game against the Yankees!
Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 and began his professional baseball career with Brooklyn’s farm club, the Montreal Royals, and then came to Ebbets Field as a first baseman. The Brooklyn Dodgers signed...Read More
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