Tag: history

Africa: Tracing the History of Farming Across Africa Gives Clues to Low Production Outputs

July 6, 2021
Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is under-performing, leaving 30% of people in the region food insecure. Food insecurity means that not all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs. Many reasons have been put forward for this state of

Kamala Harris Makes History As First Vice President With Figure In Madame Tussauds Wax Museum | National

May 6, 2021
Kamala Harris will become the first vice president to be immortalized in New York’s famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which is slated to unveil her likeness and that of President Joe Biden later this year, according to NBC News. The museum released a sneak peek of developing images of Harris and Biden, which were done

Democrats Work to Defy History in Georgia Runoffs That Have Favored G.O.P.

November 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — A first-term senator in Georgia narrowly bested his opponent, outrunning his party’s standard-bearer only to face voters again a few weeks later under a quirky system that briefly made the state the center of the political universe after a hard-fought presidential election.The year was 1992, and Senator Wyche Fowler Jr., a Democrat, had

Building on a history of resistance, Black women lead the way in this election

November 3, 2020
While Harris’s nomination is historic and meaningful, Black women’s overwhelming interest and commitment to casting a ballot is not a new feature in American politics. In 2008 and ’12, Black women voted at the highest rate of any race and gender subgroup.  […] The passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to

Kamala Harris makes history as her vice presidential nomination is made official

August 20, 2020
Greetings America. It is truly an honor to be speaking with you. That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me. Women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. This week marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the

National Museum of African American History apologizes for chart listing attributes of ‘whiteness’ after criticism from Donald Trump Jr and the conservative media

July 18, 2020
The National Museum Of African American History & Culture on January 11, 2020 in Washington, DC.Jared Siskin/Getty ImagesThe National Museum for African American History and Culture removed a chart listing “whiteness” attributes after receiving criticism from Donald Trump Jr and conservative media.The chart listed “hard work,” “respecting authority,” and “objective, rational linear thinking” as some

George Floyd’s Death and the Long History of Racism in Minneapolis

June 1, 2020
The May 25 death of George Floyd, 46, marks one more chapter in a long history for America — and for Minneapolis, which has been the site of protests in the days following Floyd’s death. After Floyd, who was black, died in police custody, bystander video revealed that a white police officer knelt on his…

The Overlooked Black History of Memorial Day

May 30, 2020
Nowadays, Memorial Day honors veterans of all wars, but its roots are in America’s deadliest conflict, the Civil War. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died, about two-thirds from disease. The work of honoring the dead began right away all over the country, and several American towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Researchers have traced…

9 Women from American History You Should Know, According to Historians

April 4, 2020
With Women’s History Month underway and International Women’s Day approaching on March 8, classrooms and museums across the United States will be focusing on famous women who shaped the world we live in. But not everyone who did so has gotten the recognition she deserved. This week, TIME is telling the stories of women who…

Where Trump’s Acquittal Fits Into the History of Impeachment, According to Historians

March 6, 2020
On Wednesday, the Senate ended President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with a result that was momentous, if not surprising: with their vote not to convict him and remove him from office, he became only the third President in American history to reach that point. Trump was acquitted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction…