Day: March 20, 2019

No, Magellan and His Spanish Crew Weren’t the First People Around the World

Ask Google or your history teacher who the first person to travel around the world was, and chances are, you’ll get results saying that the honor goes to a Portuguese explorer named Ferdinand Magellan. The story goes that he was given a fleet of ships to sail around the world to find spices which, at …

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Ferdinand Magellan

Black Americans Who Made Major Contributions to American History

Featured Image from: www.biography.com Think about the words “American history” and “Black Americans.” Chances are, images of slavery, Civil War, and racial discrimination. While we can’t deny that the United States had a dark past where Africans and Black Americans were mistreated and abused by White Americans (nor can we deny that racism and bigotry …

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George Washington Carver

An Alternate History: What if the Confederates Won the Civil War?

We’ve seen enough movies and documentaries and read enough literary pieces and biographies to know about the state of the United States before the Civil War. Back when slavery was legal, Africans and African Americans were mistreated, abused, and subjected to torture, physical punishment, and even sexual abuse that, today, would be considered a crime. …

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What if the Confederates Won the Civil War
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