In these times, when people are trying to erase or re-write history, we should look back on what others have had to say about the past.

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. – Napoleon Bonaparte.

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James A. Baldwin.

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. – John F. Kennedy,

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down. – A. Whitney Brown.

The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened. – Peter Berger.

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey.

History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill.

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