Category: History News

Imperialism, Decolonization, and Kwame Nkrumah by Mateo Mérida

Although the Civil Rights Movement is completely inseparable from Black history in the United States, the American Civil Rights Movement is only one element of global Black history in the 20th Century. While several millions of people were impacted by Civil Rights policies in the United States in the mid-1960s, across the Atlantic Ocean and …

History News: Charleston Cigars and the Great Resignation by Mateo Mérida

In the two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the largest effects since then has been what is coming to be known as “The Great Resignation.” As more and more white- and blue-collar laborers In the two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the largest effects since …

History News: A Photo of Rebecca, Charley and Rosa: on Self-Identification and Social Empathy by Kangkang Kovacs

In front of a massive camera stood three children: Rebecca, Charley and Rosa. Rebecca and Rosa were wrapped in capes and petti-coats – Rebecca’s hair stylishly curled, Rosa wearing a fancy hat; Charley, the boy with soft, blond hair in the middle, had one girl on each arm. At the time the photo was taken, …

History News: Congratulations to Our 2021-2022 Mr. James E. Campbell Student Leadership Awards Recipients!

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 James E. Campbell Student Leadership Award Recipients! Mia Douglas- Benedict College Arianna Bastian-Benedict College Jay Scott- College of Charleston Ana Rucker- College of Charleston

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