Katherine Johnson’s Remarkable Life

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As this year’s celebration of Black History Month comes to a close, it’s only fitting we at History Imagined commemorate the life of a true member of Black History. Katherine Johnson died this… Continue reading

Lift Every Voice and Sing

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By anyone’s standards, James Weldon Johnson led an extraordinary life: novelist, educator, attorney, diplomat, civil rights leader, and poet. His younger brother, John Rosamund Johnson was similarly accomplished: driving force in early 20th… Continue reading

Color Blind Historical Fiction

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When we began History Imagined, we decided it would lie at the intersection of history and fiction, and many of our posts have covered aspects of history that impact fiction. This one is… Continue reading

The Greensboro Sit-In & Black Wall Street

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of a significant event in the Civil Rights Movement—The Greensboro Sit-In. As a transplant to North Carolina, I am grateful that outright segregation is a thing of… Continue reading

The Japanese Schindler

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Given the history of Japanese atrocities in the 1930’s in Manchuria and during World War II in Korea, the Philippines, and other locations, it would be easy to see all Japanese of that… Continue reading

City on the Ice

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As the world warms, it is difficult to believe that winters between the 16th and early 19th centuries were so cold the city of London could move commerce and entertainment onto the Thames… Continue reading

The Revolutionary War and the Quakers

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As I rub imaginary elbows with the men and women who fought the Revolutionary War, I am constantly amazed at the variety of people who joined in the conflict. They were ordinary every-day… Continue reading

Seducing the Nazis

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In a continuation of my research into lesser-known heroes, I have come across two sisters who took a stand during the darkest time of the twentieth century. Freddie Dekker-Oversteegen and Truus Menger-Oversteegen were just young teenagers when… Continue reading

From Our Homes to Yours

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Becky, Caroline, and Linda are taking a break from writing to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family. History Imagined posts will resume on January 10. We would like to express our… Continue reading

O Wonderful!

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Oh wonderful! Christmas is coming and the waiting is the best part. At least, I always thought so. These days, folks know Halloween is on the way when the Christmas displays go up… Continue reading