By Carl McRoy Carl McRoy [CM]: Hello Dr. Thompson. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with me on behalf of ThreeFifths.online. Our theme for March is “Times of Refreshing” and is backlit by the philosophy of “sankofa.” The … Continue reading ThreeFifths QnA with Dr. Christopher C. Thompson
“The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.” Fredrick Douglass Blackout: The effort to systematically erase memories of national history. This February, during Black history month, classrooms across the country are at risk … Continue reading The February Theme is entitled Blackout.
By Joel A. Bowman, Sr. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” These are the often-repeated words of Spanish philosopher, George Santayana. They are simple, yet profound. However, it is clear that many Americans are currently … Continue reading Whitewash: The Suppression of America’s Racist History
When I was a librarian, we had a number of parents that would request one-on-one tutoring for their child who was struggling with reading for one reason or another. Our Children’s Librarian happily created space to do this in her … Continue reading Blackout Books
It’s 11:59 PM; revelers dot the avenues in each of the well-known and obscure taverns and watering holes. What’s the occasion, Marti Gras, the Superbowl celebrations? It could be, or it may be, it’s just another ordinary Saturday night in … Continue reading Admit it, Quit it, But for God’s Sake Don’t Forget it
America has a national amnesia when it comes to our history. So much of the past centuries since the European colonizers claimed the continent for themselves—and ignored the inconvenient presence of the Indigenous—is simply erased and forgotten, as if it … Continue reading Recovering Our National Memories