Bonnie K. Goodman BA, MLIS (McGill University) is a Professional Librarian (CBPQ) & historian. Former editor @ History News Network & reporter @ Examiner.com.

How one Jewish woman triggered Brown v. the Board of Education and the desegregation of southern schools

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

Esther Brown with jazz singer Billie Holiday and students from C.J. Walker School (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

On this day in history… May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously made a “landmark” ruling that the “separate but equal” doctrine of racial segregation in public schools was…

The “shot heard round the world”

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

The Battle of Lexington by William Barnes Wollen, 1910 (Wikipedia)

In 1775, the eight-year-long American Revolutionary War started with short battles in New England’s Massachusetts colony. In April, as the first shots fired at the Battle of Lexington, the American rebels were not an army, just volunteer militia fighting for their rights against one…

Hadassah and the Emergence of Zionist Education in America

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

In honor of Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Haazmaut during an online class with Rabbi Neil Zuckerman at Park Avenue Synagogue, we discussed important women in the Bible, Jewish history, and Zionist history. Towards the end of the class, we discussed Rabbi Arthur…

No, everything is not OK; three months into my mother’s hospitalization

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

TONY DEJAK / ASSOCIATED PRESS

When the Covid-19 lockdowns hit North America and Canada a year ago this weekend, it did not affect me much. Living in Montreal, Quebec, except for the difficulty in buying groceries and essentials such as paper towels and soaps, the social aspects had nothing…

Grant’s General Order Number 11 and Anti-Semitism during the Civil War

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

Introduction

Rise of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

The Shylock stereotype was behind Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s reasons for ordering General Order Number 11, on December 17, 1862, expelling “Jews as a class” from areas of Northern occupied former Confederate states Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Border State of Kentucky. General Order…

The police and Canadian health care are overstepping their boundaries, and this has to stop

By Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS.

Wikimedia Commons

Every other day we hear in the news that police are shooting Black Americans. The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 in an attempt to protest these senseless killings.[1] The movement sparked after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon…

Bonnie K. Goodman

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