Phat Man Dee “I remember the Holocaust so that I can see it happening to other people and speak against it.”

Phat Man Dee International Holocaust Day of Remembrance

A guest blog post from Phat Man Dee on this International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020   As a child it never occurred to me that people would not remember the Holocaust. After all, who could forget something that stole so many branches of my family tree? It was this deep understanding of horror in my […]

Podcast Review: Abigail Adams, Lizzie Borden, Helen Keller, Dolley Madison, Cinderella & Red Riding Hood #HistoryChicksBinge

The History Chicks Podcast Review

Welcome back to my quest to listen & review all of the episodes of The History Chicks podcast. I’ve made a bit of progress this week, listening to five podcast episodes plus one minicast. So let’s break them down. Episode Three: Cinderella Podcast Date: February 21, 2011 Time Period: 500 BCE to contemporary period Length […]

Podcast Review: Marie Antoinette and Laura Ingalls Wilder #HistoryChicksBinge

Laura Ingalls Wilder Marie Antoinette

I’ve kicked off my planned podcast binge for 2020 by listening to the first two episodes from The History Chicks, a podcast launched in 2011. Episode One: Marie Antoinette Podcast date: January 30, 2011 Time period of subject’s life: 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793 Length of podcast: 66 minutes The first episode sets […]

Q&A with Susan Stein, Playwright Offering Another Glimpse into the Holocaust Through the Diaries of Etty Hillesum

Etty The Play

Intersectionality is how to understand Etty Hillesum. She insists on not being defined by her circumstances (the Holocaust, yet unnamed), by her gender, by her religion, race, age, class, sexual orientation, political leanings. And yet she identifies herself as a woman, as a Jew, as a 28 year old middle class Dutch student. She is a truth seeker and digs deeply into her own self to work herself out. – See Etty the Play at Carnegie Stage February 7-10, 2019.

Pittsburgh History of Halloween 1858 – Pittsburgh Daily Post

Pittsburgh Halloween History 1858

Very interesting account from 1858 about the Halloween traditions from the times of Robert Burns (1759-1796) Mon, Nov 1, 1858 – Page 3 · Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Pittsburgh History of Halloween 1890 – The Pittsburgh Press

Pittsburgh Halloween History

Fri, Oct 31, 1890 – Page 2 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com Fri, Oct 31, 1890 – Page 2 · The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Harrisburg Halloween History 1889 – Harrisburg Daily Independent

Harrisburg Halloween 1889

Thu, Oct 31, 1889 – Page 1 · Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

Pittsburgh’s Halloween History 1889 – Pittsburgh Dispatch

Halloween 1889 Pittsburgh

Reading about Halloweens of yesteryear. We start with a November 1, 1889 wrap up of various events and celebrations that are a far cry from current festivities. Note that language in this article reflects the sensibilities of the times. Fri, Nov 1, 1889 – Page 6 · Pittsburgh Dispatch (Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com

AMPLIFYing LGBTQ History Month: Q&A with David DeAngelo

To date, the AMPLIFY project has published over 270 Q&A’s from the Western Pennsylvania region. These stories capture important moments in LGBTQ History, from the current day and extending as far back as the Kennedy Administration in terms of lived experiences of LGBTQ people.  I’ve asked some folks to weigh in on the impact of this project […]

AMPLIFYing LGBTQ History Month: Q&A with Sandy & iCandy Pgh

Your Name: Sandy Your Age: 43 Your Pronouns: She, Her, Hazel, Wifey 🙂 How do you describe your identity? I am a happily married lesbian. I’ve been married to my wife, Eileen for 3 years. We have been together for close to 15 years. We have 3 beautiful adult children and 3 gorgeous grand babies. Please […]