Author Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.

A Brief History In February 1969, black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in Ohio first proposed Black History Month.  The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later in 1970.  Today, fifty years later, Black History Month is celebrated throughout North America and Europe. Digging Deeper So, as a graduate of Kent State University’s Master’s Program in History, on this 50 year anniversary of one of my university’s contributions to how we remember history, it seems appropriate that I should present a playlist of videos about some notable events…

A Brief History In 550 BC, the first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by the Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great with the conquest of the Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires.  Because Iran, formerly known as Persia, has been in the news quite a bit as of late, it seems worthwhile to dig a little deeper into that country’s history.  So, today, we present an animated timeline of Persian Empires before Islam. Digging Deeper Timeline of the Pre-Achaemenid Era Timeline of the Achaemanid Empire Alexander the Great’s Empire was short-lived. Less than 20 years after his death, it was…

A Brief History Epic war film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see 1917 on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Regal Great Northern in North Olmsted, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please complete and submit the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6ocbQ2rxY8KJcTHScrtFFSSThP-KlQQe2ysmRJMeyGdzGMA/viewform.  A winning pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper In 1917, at the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield…

A Brief History Science fiction horror film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Underwater on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View & XD in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://gofobo.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/RHB0ZWExOTM5Mw%3D%3D.  The pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited. Digging Deeper In Underwater, a crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety from ravenous creatures after an earthquake devastates their subterranean…

A Brief History On January 1, 2020, I wish all of my students and subscribers a Happy New Year! Digging Deeper Now, I want to share with you a preview of some of the videos I plan to make in 2020.  I am showing you the planned topics in their historic, chronological order and not necessarily the order in which I will upload the videos to YouTube: Many more video adaptations of our articles are also planned for 2020! Question for students (and subscribers): Which of the twenty planned videos from the above preview are you most looking forward to in…

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