Kenneth C. Davis

“Strongman” author Kenneth C. Davis on how democracies fall and teaching the Capitol insurrection

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Kenneth C. Davis/Photo by Nina Subin   In this NewsHour EXTRA Educator Zoom, historian Kenneth C. Davis and author of “Strongman: The Rise of Five…read more

Educator Voice: Voices on teaching the insurrection at the Capitol

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PBS NewsHour EXTRA held a Zoom with educators, staff and students, on Jan. 7, just one day after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.…read more

Q&A with author Kenneth C. Davis on slavery, America’s “great contradiction”

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Book cover of “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives” by Kenneth C. Davis   Editor’s…read more

At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, remembering the enslaved people who built America

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Presidents Day is observed on George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 18th. In this NewsHour lesson plan, a tour guide at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, who is also a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Continue reading

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