Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tag: Black History Month

10 Forgotten Photos of The Civil Rights...

Images of the civil rights movement have, for many reasons, been narrowed down to a handful of familiar images that tell a  story of...

9 Interesting Little-Known Facts About Black History...

1. Carter G. Woodson was the son of former enslaved Africans James and Eliza Riddle Woodson. He gained a master's degree at the University of...

Women’s History Month: The Brave, Beautiful &...

It seems ever so fitting that women’s history month is celebrated immediately after black history month considering the fact that black women have been...

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at US Capitol

Rosa Parks is now the first black woman to have a full-length statue in the US National Statuary Hall, with congressional leaders joining more...

Meet African-American Aviation Pioneers

Every February, Black History Month evokes a few iconic names in aviation, most notably the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II and Bessie Coleman,...

ABS Honors Benjamin Banneker, a Scientist, Surveyor,...

Benjamin Banneker (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) was a free African-American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland,...

ABS Honors Marcus Garvey, Builder of Largest...

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17, 1887. In 1910, he began traveling throughout Central America, the...

Michelle Obama Strongly Endorses Movie ‘Beasts of...

Michelle Obama on Wednesday gushed over the Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” calling it one of the “most powerful and most important”...

Black History Month: Why Isn't There A...

“How come there isn’t a White History Month?” If you're inserting an eye-roll after reading that question, you're not alone. Many of us have...

ABS Honors Booker T. Washington: The Atlanta...

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Booker T. Washington is known for...

ABS Honors Malcolm X For His Economic...

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Malcolm X is often remembered by...

ABS Honors Dr. King’s Stand Against Poverty

This week, ABS honors the leaders who took a strong stand to improve the economic conditions of black people. Though he is celebrated for his...

ABS Honors Muhammad Ali: ‘The Greatest’ in...

Only Muhammad Ali could so eloquently capture the essence of Muhammad Ali. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” The...

ABS Honors Claude McKay: Seminal Figure in...

Claude McKay was a Jamaican-born writer and poet and a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Hundreds of  black writers and artists lived in Harlem...

ABS Honors Kwame Nkrumah: Leader in Fight...

Carrying the full weight of the hopes and aspirations of the continent of Africa was a huge burden that Kwame Nkrumah carried nobly. Nkrumah...

Children’s Book About Marcus Garvey: ‘Marcus Teaches...

By Eleanor Wint Years ago, an artist, Ireko Baker and I got together to write a children’s book. We called it Marcus Teaches Us because...

ABS Honors Black History: Rosa Parks, The...

As we embark on Black History Month here at Atlanta Black Star, we are going to take a unique look throughout the month at...

ABS Honors Black History: John Carlos, Tommie...

As we embark on Black History Month here at Atlanta Black Star, we are going to take a unique look throughout the month at...

Rosa Parks Honored in Commemorative Stamp on...

Rosa Parks will be honored with a commemorative stamp on what would have been her 100th birthday, Feb. 4. The U.S. Postal Service will host...

‘Stories From The Road to Freedom’: History...

The iconic images and sounds associated with America's civil rights movement are well-known. By now, several generations of school children are familiar with the...