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Who Is Carter G. Woodson? 5 Quotes From Father Of Black History

International Business Times

To kick off Black History Month, Google honored historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History" with a Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage.

The 10 Countries With the Richest Histories, Ranked by Perception

U.S. News

Egypt takes the No. 1 spot among such countries, according to data from the 2017 Best Countries rankings, a characterization based on a survey of more than 21,000 global citizens. Respondents evaluated 80 countries to determine the richest histories. In the survey, respondents answered how closely they related each of the 80 countries to the term "has a rich history." Respondents were given no further specifications of the term, so interpretation of "has a rich history" was left to survey respondents.

A visual history of human knowledge


Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data -- from languages to dynasties -- using trees and networks of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.

Google search knows where you were even if you disabled Location History


Earlier today, the Associated Press published a report detailing how Google can log users' locations even if they've opted out of the company's Location History feature. The report indicated that if you want to entirely opt out of Google location tracking, you'll need to access and opt out of a second feature as well, one called "Web & App History." Before getting into the details, here's a statement Google provided the AP (the company had not responded to our requests for comment as of publication time): "There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve people's experience, including: Location History, Web and App Activity, and through device-level Location Services. We provide clear descriptions of these tools, and robust controls so people can turn them on or off, and delete their histories at any time." The Verge received a similar statement, but one that says "we make sure Location History users know that when they disable the product, we continue to use location to improve the Google experience when they do things like perform a Google search or use Google for driving directions."

Utah Students Learn History Through 'Hamilton' Curriculum

U.S. News

The Daily Herald reports Ethan Wilford, who teaches history at Provo High School, has his students participating in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's Hamilton Education Program, which has students analyze primary source documents during the Founding Era and American Revolution to get involved in history.