Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tag: african american history

Women’s Empowerment Was a Big Deal In...

Oftentimes when people learn of the status of women in ancient Egyptian society they are perplexed by the amount of human rights women enjoyed...

The Story of the Forgotten Hero: Octavius...

(1839-18710 Octavius Catto was born a freeman in 1839, in South Carolina. His family later moved to Philadelphia where he grew up. He later...

8 Things You Should Know About Martin...

Martin R. Delany was an abolitionist, physician, journalist and the first African-American to explore Africa. His main goal was for all Black people to be...

Remembering The Father of Black Nationalism: 8 Facts...

Despite extreme racism and white backlash, Martin R. Delany (May 6, 1812-Jan. 24, 1885) became the father of Black nationalism while achieving numerous academic...

Chicago Organization Opens African-American Oral History to...

The Chicago-based non-profit, The HistoryMakers announced Friday it is releasing their digital archive to 10 universities around the country, leading up to a minority...

Racial Healing Comes Only By Understanding the...

A group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to recognize the 400 years of Africans in America. In a nation whose citizens do not know...

8 Things You Should Know About Martin...

Early Life  Journalist, abolitionist, physician and editor, Martin Robison Delany ( May 6, 1812- Jan. 24, 1885) was born free in Charles Town, Virginia.  Delany's mother believed...

9 Things You May Not Know About...

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The establishment of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was inspired by the racial oppression that African-American students were experiencing...

White Cultural Conservatives Rewrite AP History Test...

White Southern Christian conservatives on the College Board are influencing the content of our children’s Advanced Placement exams by controlling the narrative of American...

African-American Family Records From Era of Slavery...

By David A. Love In 2015, the Freedmen’s Bureau meets the information age. At a time when Black people are faced with a multitude of crucial...

Decoration Day: Who Are the Originators of...

By Dontaira Terrell Each year Americans recognize the last Monday of May as an observatory holiday to honor fallen U.S. military men and women. It...

New Exhibit Gives Public First Look at...

In 2016, construction on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will hopefully be completed after being pushed back another year...

Treasure Trove of Black History on Display...

A stunning collection of African-American history and art was unfurled last night at the Atlanta History Center's opening of the nationally exclaimed exhibit, "The...

Imhotep Academy Using African History To Inspire...

On the West End of Atlanta, in the shadow of the historic campuses of Spelman and Morehouse colleges, an education success story is quietly...