10 Facts about the Freedom Riders

John L. LeFlore and Freedom Riders

The Freedom Riders were a very brave group participating in the Civil Rights Movement in 1961. They were fighting to desegregate busses, which in theory should already have happened. The practice, however, was very different. 1. What are Freedom Riders? …[Continue]

10 Facts About the Fall of Communism

Romanian Revolution 1989

1. Definition of Communism The basis for communism is the universal ownership of all property and goods, resulting in the equality both socially and economically of everyone in the community. Communism also preaches that each man works for himself and …[Continue]

10 Facts About Albert Einstein

Citizen-Einstein

Theoretical physicist and humanitarian, Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. He died of heart failure in Princeton, New Jersey on April 18, 1955. Although he spoke of himself as a “mathematical ignoramus,” he is known as …[Continue]

10 Facts About the Berlin Wall

Berlinermauer

The German Democratic Republic of East Germany began erecting the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961. The purpose of the wall was to separate East Berlin from West Berlin and prevented citizens from defecting to West Germany. 1.  Other Names …[Continue]

10 Intriguing Facts About The Medici

The Medici Family Bronzino Atelier

The Medici family was a powerful Italian family that was involved in politics, money and much more.  The Medici was called “The Godfathers of the Renaissance”. They supported artists, ruled cities and were thought to be one of the wealthiest …[Continue]

10 Facts About Jamestown Settlement

Massacre of Jamestown, 1622

Jamestown Settlement was colonized by English settlers on May 14, 1607, becoming the first permanent American settlement. Jamestown, Virginia was settled 13 years prior to Massachusetts, Plymouth Plantation. 1.  Four Ships Set Sail In December of 1606, Admiral Christopher Newport, …[Continue]