Dancers Clara Desportes and Simon Lavenaire in Fort de France during Emancipation Day celebrations in 2016.
Courtesy of Gilles Ticaze Cazenave
After years of marginalization, the bèlè dance has been embraced by a growing community who see it as a form of social and spiritual healing.
An art installation by Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19, near the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
The Civil War – the second-most-deadly event in US history, just behind COVID-19 –contributed to lasting changes in how Americans care for the dead.
Research shows victims of past tragedies take their memories into the next challenge.
The International Criminal Court has told Malian radical Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to pay €2.7m in reparations for an attack on the world heritage site.
Videogaming’s rich cultural history is already being lost. We need to do more to save it.
Bradshaw rock paintings help Aboriginal people record knowledge to memory.
How an ancient Aboriginal memory technique may uncover the meaning behind archaeological sites across the globe are revealed in a new book, The Memory Code.
Muhammad Ali pictured in Germany in 1976.
The boxer’s death follows hard on the heels of David Bowie and Prince. The world is losing global icons and learning how to grieve using new and democratic tools.
In memoriam: Holocaust monument on the banks of the Danube in Budapest.
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It’s not just a nation’s memory of itself, but what it does to citizens who disagree that reveals its ethical compass.
The Lower Ninth Ward Living History Museum opened in August 2013.
Fearing their neighborhood’s rich history would be forever lost in the wake of Katrina, residents teamed up with a group of volunteers to create a museum of living history.
Members of the Night Wolves visit the Russian monument in Vienna.
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Commemoration and memory is being re-politicised, and this could have worrying consequences.
Selma director and co-writer Ava DuVernay has crafted a new and important vision of an oft-examined era in our nation’s history.
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Hollywood films that depict American history deeply influence our sense of national identity. Films that portray Civil Rights and Black Freedom history are particularly important. Beyond entertaining moviegoers…
Sharing stories around the dinner table fosters greater self-esteem and resilience in young people.
Families and friends share memories all the time; “You’ll never guess…”, “How was your day?”, and “Do you remember when…” are rich daily fodder. Sharing memories is not only a good way to debrief and reminisce…
Hail in summer - not so rare.
Hail, heavy rain, lightning and flash flooding – not necessarily typical summer weather in southeast England. But the recent unexpected deluge saw homes evacuated, stations flooded, and road and rail services…