Last week I mentioned that I would be doing a SHEnanigans post today, barring something catastrophic. The catastrophic has not happened, but there’s a change in plans anyway. My doubling down on resumes last week has resulted in two interviews: one today and one tomorrow. This is good news for me, but not good for my concentration on anything other than preparing for the interviews. Instead you get a Twitter-supported look at interesting tidbits of history and the lenses through which we view them.
History is people.
History is people. https://t.co/joLIJiO9o4
— Sherry (@KossackDoReMI) November 25, 2019
History is symbolism.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? ❤️ Mister Rogers' wife Joanne got a cute surprise when she visited UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and met six adorable babies dressed up in red cardigans and Mister Rogers-inspired booties to celebrate World Kindness Day. https://t.co/UbBkFwazjg
— KDKA (@KDKA) November 13, 2019
History is stories.
My family makes baozi during holidays , and one day I asked my dad why. The story, it turns out, one of Taiwanese history, rice shortages, rapid industrialization's consequences and 100 percent cotton flour sacks stamped with the American flag https://t.co/E9w8V6KZhi
— Frank Shyong (@frankshyong) November 25, 2019
History is our inhumanity.
It's difficult for us to join #WorldChildrensDay. The history of #Auschwitz is also the tragic story of over 232,000 babies, kids and teenagers deported to the camp where they were murdered or imprisoned. We honor & remember them today. pic.twitter.com/tD8a8zW1V0
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) November 20, 2019
History is always in need of reexamination.
How women got the right to vote is a complex story. 💯 #votesforwomen #herstory #19thAmendmenthttps://t.co/Fw7EGpj0bF
— Jennifer Rolle (@jennrolle) November 21, 2019
History is “a song that will never die.”
In 1811, more than 200 enslaved people in present-day Louisiana launched the largest insurgency of people in bondage in U.S. history. More than two centuries later, their story is living on in a performance called 'Slave Rebellion Reenactment.' https://t.co/pfXe99HIPy
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) November 25, 2019
Good luck on the interviews. Thank you for the “history is…” roundup. The Slave Rebellion itself was only a little more disturbing to the local white people than the reenactment – armed Black folks, any BIPOC make wypipo nervous if not down-right terrified. And anything indicating Black/BIPOC folks have history separate from white mythology attacks that white mythology. Still, we have made progress. Such a reenactment would have been met with overwhelming white violence too-damned-few decades back.