Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: Black History

More Than Bessie Coleman: 7 Other Famous...

Willa Brown (Jan. 22, 1906 – July 18, 1992) In 1936, Brown became the first woman to obtain a private pilot's license in the U.S. She was...

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know...

There Are White-Majority HBCUs In the past decade, many historically Black colleges and universities have increasingly become whiter. While HBCUs have always allowed people of different races into their doors, the...

The Nation Will Celebrate 147 Years Since...

On July 28, 147 years will have passed since the ratification of the The Fourteenth Amendment—the amendment that granted Blacks full citizenship rights as...

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...

Old Photo Album Offers an Unexpected Glimpse...

Today, taking a “selfie,” or a picture of oneself, is a historically insignificant act that happens for many Americans dozens of times throughout one...

8 of the Biggest Myths Propagated About...

Black People Were Better Off in America Many historians have argued that slavery somehow saved many Black people from the primitive “Dark Continent” of Africa....

Remembering Maya Angelou: We Know Why the...

Poet, dancer, author, actress and singer Maya Angelou taught the world how to defy the odds. We recognize this as part of her legacy...

9 Black Female Freedom Fighters Who Deserve...

The New York-based advocacy group, Woman on 20's, conducted a campaign to put an influential woman as the new face of the $20 dollar bill. A vote was...

St. Augustine: America’s First Black Settlement?

By Brooke Obie Across a swampy marshland in America’s oldest settlement, St. Augustine, Florida, lies all that is left of Fort Mose — a wild...

As Offensive Menu Controversy Brews At Ohio’s...

As another mainstream institution, Ohio's Wright State University, comes under attack for linking Black people to fried chicken and collard greens during an attempt...

Howard Students and Professors Among Many Helping...

Students and faculty members at Howard University are helping to expand Wikipedia’s database to include more of the untold stories of Black history. It is...

ABS Exalts Black History: To Raise Strong,...

ABS Exalts Black History: Part III For the 2015 edition of Black History Month, we asked a team of talented writers and scholars to mimic...

ABS Exalts Black History: The Sacred Waters...

ABS Exalts Black History: Part II For the 2015 edition of Black History Month, we asked a team of talented writers and scholars to mimic...

ABS Exalts Black History: The ‘Gifts the...

ABS Exalts Black History: Part I When we contemplate our history, for too many of us our vision is stunted by the wages of oppression....

Educator Who is Descendant of Both Frederick...

How’s this for Black heritage? Kenneth B. Morris is the great-great-great grandson of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of historic educator...

What Did Slavery Look Like in Arkansas?...

What did slavery look like in Arkansas during the Civil War? The answer to that question is the subject of a new exhibit opening in...

4 Reasons Why Some White People Can’t...

A Lack of Empathy "One reason it's difficult for any person to truly empathize with another human being, let alone with millions of people, is that...