About Edward Carson

After finishing graduate school, I accepted a teaching appointment at CAC (N. Little Rock, AR) for four years before arriving at Houston Christian High School, where I taught a variety of courses in the Department of History and Social Science. I currently teach both Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement World History, as well as a Modern World History course at the Brooks School. I have written and presented multiple papers and topics at various academic meetings. Furthermore, I am married to Janette Reeves and have two wonderful cats and a needy dog.

Framing History

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Thanksgiving Prayer


At the young age of 82, W.E.B. Du Bois, founder of the NAACP, Pan-Africanism, professor, and member of the Communist Party USA, offered this Thanksgiving prayer:

“Give us thankful hearts, O God, in this the season of Thy Thanksgiving. May we be thankful for health and strength, for sun and rain and peace. Let us seize the day and the opportunity and strive for that greatness of spirit that measures life not by its disappointments but by its possibilities, and let us ever remember that true gratitude and appreciation shows itself neither in independence nor satisfaction but passes the gift joyfully on in larger and better form. Such gratitude grant us, O Lord. Amen.”–Psalm 100

100 Anniversary of the Russian Revolution and Black Liberation

Saturday’s event sponsored by the Center for Marxist Education and the Boston Socialist school went well. There were 25 – 30 people who attended the session on the Russian Revolution and Black Liberation. My paper was titled “W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Reconstruction, and his Evolution into the Communist Party USA.” I think all of us went a bit long — but it was a successful celebration of the 100 anniversary of the Russian Revolution.


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