History is our story,
usually told with battles-leaders-milestones-of achievements
as the content of the story.
It is usually written,
but may be oral.
What gets told
is the choice and decision
of the writer-historian.
A lot of power and responsibility
is found in the writing hands or voice of this person,
in what they pass on to the future.
Because history is edited, by necessity of space and time,
the billions of humans and other life beings
and most of their histories
are left out of the history-story.
|The earliest modern historical timeline, a scroll |
created by Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg (1709-1779) in 1753.
This carte chronologique is a 54-foot scroll.
The Right to History is supported by the Right to Knowledge.
The Right to History depends on the Right to Factual Media,
because how and which events get recounted and archived
determine the future history recorded.
It is what we value to know, to remember.