The Irony of the “Blackest Name in America”

by Eric M. Washington. Washington may be the most important name in the United States of America. It is the name of the capital city, the 42nd state, and thirty counties (including Washington Parish, Louisiana) and fifty one cities, towns, villages, and unincorporated communities with Washington somewhere in their names. All of these names are …

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February is over: What does an African-American Historian do in March?

by Eric M. Washington. For African-American historians, February can be a busy month. For me, I did a podcast for the Reformed African American Network, I give a short presentation to AHANA[1] students here at Calvin about my journey into African-American history, and I gave a short presentation on the history and centrality of Black …

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