History should be informative, instructive, and even transforming. History should teach us all something. May we all learn before it’s too late.
Be kind to those who historically have had it very rough and tough in history. Antisemitism is horrible. Promote more love and peace.
Six Word Story
History is fascinating. History is gruesome.
February Is Black History Month #BlackHistoryMonth
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. There are also recognitions of Black History Month in Canada, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. You cannot tell the story of a nation without Black stories being heard. I am glad to learn more and to be a part of this.
Six Word Story
History is dynamic. It’s made daily.
Hamilton The Movie, A Review
Last night I saw the movie version of the hit musical “Hamilton” and I thought it was a soaring experience. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius in every sense of the word. This very original presentation of the founding of America as told from the view of Alexander Hamilton who was a soldier and statesmen.
The cast of this movie including Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsbury, Phillipa Soo, Jonathan Groff, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom, Jr. Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos and many others brought inspired performances. Musicals are hard because they involve singing while moving and its almost athletic in how this cast brought the story to life.
Granted I am not feeling all that patriotic right now, so I looked at it from a story of people wanting to do something great, while struggling to do so. Seeing people of color tell the history of the beginning of this country was refreshing. Musically it was fantastic. Artistically it was top-notch.
There was triumph, tragedy and a good dose of comedy too. Any good production will have universal themes that can make one feel hopeful and even forward thinking. Really there are no spoilers to be told because the story is in history books and Hamilton follows what happened in the early days of America.
If you haven’t seen it on Disney Plus then I would encourage you to. There are many things to appreciate here. It’s very entertaining and worth three hours of your time.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Honoring A Civil Rights Leader And Hero #mlkday
Martin Luther King, Jr Day is on the third Monday in January, honors the American clergyman, activist, Civil Rights Movement leader. The Rev. Dr. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. His influence and leadership is needed more than ever. Keep his dream alive.
Happy New Year 2020! #happynewyear
Hello everyone, it’s now 2020 and will this era in history roar like it did a century ago? May 2020 be good for all of us. Grace, peace, and love to each of you who follow along and for those just visiting. Keep on blogging good people!