A few years ago I took an internet course on the drafter of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson (1743-1825). He was born in Virginia with privilege and responsibility. As a young man, he studied the works of Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke, all men of the Enlightenment movement. He studied the rest of his life on many […]
Visiting Harpers Ferry in West Virginia last summer, I would like to show you a few impressions from that place full of dramatic history. As a follow up on my previous post on the subject “Black History Month”, I would concentrate on abolitionist John Brown’s final fight for enslaved people to be free. From History.com: In 1859, Brown and 21 […]
As we have just turned into March, I am a bit late on this subject. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans in February. Both Lincoln and Frederick Douglas were born in that month. The anniversary was founded on February 12, 1909, on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. If I get a […]
Imagine if The American Revolutionary War was lost. The Declaration of Independence would have been annulled and The unique Constitution would never have been written.
Lest we forget Boston Irish Famine Memorial 1998 Corner of Washington and School Streets, near Downtown Crossing Artist: Robert Shure I am drawn to memorials as they always tell a story of tragedy or victory. This one in Boston has both elements as an overwhelming tragedy ended with some resilient Irish people came out victoriously in spite of rejection. Hunger […]
A visit to Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston We were lucky to visit this historic site on a bright sunny day in June last year. It was not possible for me to capture the whole ship in one photo. The timeline of the battleship from the homepage of the museum of USS Constitution: To protect the new United States […]
The Freedom Trail in Boston So much history is available in the city and given to you by posters, signs, buildings, monuments, old churchyards and live actors from the birth of America and the revolutionary days when ”taxation without representation” became unbearable for the colonists in North America. You can walk along the Freedom Trail on your own […]