Today would have been Thelonious Monk’s 99th birthday. The famed jazz pianist died in 1982, and is buried in the … Continue reading Grave of the Week: Thelonious Monk
This is an historic Presidential election, as well know: for one, it features the first female major party nominee, and … Continue reading Grave of the Week: Charles Curtis
Autumn is finally upon us in New England after a long, dry and brutally hot summer. It’s been inaugurated by … Continue reading Capitol Firsts: Vermont!
The photo above is of the plot of grass that, as best I can tell, holds the unmarked grave of … Continue reading Grave of the Week: James Powell
Yesterday I had the pleasure of accompanying my three year old son Henry to Fenway Park to watch the Red … Continue reading Grave of the Week: Dominic DiMaggio
Last year, while building lesson ideas for my course on Race in America, I stumbled across a gold mine resource: … Continue reading Who Are We, Who Were We? History Through The Census, Part 1