Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Is Dead

Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Is Dead

Mr. Mandela’s decades in prison and insistence on forgiveness over vengeance made him a potent symbol of the struggle to end his country’s system of racial domination.

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Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) – The Oatmeal

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) – The Oatmeal

Oh yeah, it’s Bartolomé Day!

All of the information in this essay came from A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen, both of which uses primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, journal entries, and letters from Christopher Columbus himself.