Tag Archives: History

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New Children’s Book Celebrates Civil Rights Movement

Beginning in December of 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the most important catalysts for radically charging the American civil rights movement. A language arts teacher in Atlanta, Yolanda L. Everett knows that [...]
Julieanna Richardson, founder and executive director of The HistoryMakers, left, interviewing poet, author, playwright, film director, activist Dr. Maya Angelou; courtesy of The HistoryMakers Collection at the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress Acquires African-American Oral History Video Collection

The Library of Congress has the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures African-American life, history and culture as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience.
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Oldest living Tuskegee Airman Walter Crenshaw Turns 104

A surprise 104th birthday celebration was held last Sunday for Walter Crenshaw, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman at the Veterans Home of California in Los Angeles.The Tuskegee Airmen became America’s first Black military airmen during [...]