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Nurse Bessie Blount’s Therapies and Invention Help Wounded WWII Vets

Learning Black History Year Round When she was 7 years old, Bessie Blount Griffin was slapped on the knuckles for writing with her left hand....

Henry “Box” Brown Mailed Himself to Freedom

Learning Black History Year Round There are many stories told about extraordinary slave escapes. Without maps or compasses, many depended on quilts, songs, and even...

Opinion: Let’s Talk Beyond ‘The Black History Seven’

The “Black History Seven” is a phrase I created to reference the same people we talk about, read about, and focus on every year...

Community Forum: Black Culinary History

By Wanda BlakeEvery year, more information is published about the history and contributions of Blacks in America. Three years ago I was introduced to...

“Word Warrior: Richard Durham” Portrays Black Radio Pioneer

 Though pioneering journalist Richard Durham (1917-1984) made Chicago his home, the subject of Professor Sonja D. Williams’s “Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom”...

New Black History Exhibition “The Gift to Sing” at Bancroft Library

Three days before the opening of the first African-American Museum of History in Washington, D.C., a dedicated group of academics, students, friends and family...

Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth in Prayer, Drums And Song

June 19 marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day when the enslaved people in Texas received news from Union soldiers that not only...

Computer Genius Roy L. Clay Sr. Started Life in Ferguson, Mo.

By Doris I. Mangrum   In 1943, a 14 year-old African American male was strolling along the streets of Ferguson, Missouri when the police asked him...

Tribute to Black Veterans

By Charles Blatcher III The National Minority Military Museum Foundation is holding a Tribute to Black Veterans Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at de Fremery...

“The Life of Paul Robeson” at South Berkeley Library

By Barbara Fluhrer   “Paul Robeson continues to be largely ignored in American test books and history,” says baritone Autris Paige.   “He was an athlete, held a...
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