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Civil Rights activist, Historian Timuel Black Dies at 102
October 15, 2021
Black died Wednesday, his widow told the Chicago Sun-Times and WLS-TV. ... read more »
The Way West: Reparations Task Force Looks at Black Migration to California
October 14, 2021
During its third meeting, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans looked at reasons formerly enslaved Black people migrated to the Golden State -- and detailed setbacks they faced after arriving. During the period historians dub the “Great Migration”– which lasted from the early 1900s through the 1970s – approximately six million Black Americans relocated from Deep South states to Northern, Midwestern, Eastern and Western states. Significant numbers ended up in California, escaping Jim Crow laws and racial violence and seeking economic opportunity. ... read more »
Town Honors First Black Tow Truck Business Owner in Delaware
October 11, 2021
A flatbed tow truck from Harris Towing Group sat silently in front of Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover Thursday night, a solemn reminder that Delaware businessman and trailblazer Luke J. Harris Jr. had died at age 76 on Sept. 18. ... read more »
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Group Begins Work to Revitalize Africatown Community
October 11, 2021
 Longtime residents of the Mobile community called ``Africatown USA'' recall the days when it was a beehive of activity, with Black descendants of the last slave ship to land in the United States tending gardens, running businesses and filling churches. Today, much of the place is a dilapidated landscape of empty lots and ramshackle, vacant homes. ... read more »
Couple Preserving Florida House Linked to Martin Luther King
October 11, 2021
A house connected to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now in the hands of a couple who plans to preserve it. ... read more »
Detroit Museum Hosting Exhibit on Narrative of Black men
October 11, 2021
An exhibit that advances the narrative of Black men through art, photographs and stories is coming to Detroit. The public opening of the “Men of Change: Power. ... read more »
Free Entry to Museums Marks Civil Rights Icon Hamer’s Legacy
October 7, 2021
Entry to two Mississippi history museums is free Wednesday to mark the birthday of the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, known for saying she was ``sick and tired of being sick and tired.'' ... read more »
Little Rock 9 member celebrates 80th birthday with students
October 7, 2021
Elizabeth Eckford, one of the nine Black students who first integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, celebrated her 80th birthday at the school with the help of about a dozen students. ... read more »
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Stolen Bruce’s Beach Property Returned to Black Family
October 1, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years.   ... read more »
Rep. Beatty Introduces Legislation to Establish National Rosa Parks Day
September 23, 2021
In coordination with Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced legislation to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal Holiday. ... read more »
Reflecting on 9/11 Twenty Years Later: Expert in the Study of Terrorism Gus Martin Says, ‘Remain Vigilant’
September 11, 2021
An expert in the study of terrorism, Professor Gus Martin Provides a synopsis of the tragic moment, as the nation reflects on its anniversary in 2021. Today, there is still a question of safety. Since that drastic stint in history, has America seen improvement in protection? ... read more »
Sojourner Truth descendants give ‘great-grandpa’ a marker
September 7, 2021
As O.D. Collins sang ``His Eye is On the Sparrow,'' generations of Sojourner Truth descendants gathered around the headstone of a man who died 122 years ago. ... read more »
Church of MLK’s 1st leadership position gets museum funding
August 16, 2021
As the Alabama church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected to his first leadership position in the civil rights movement marks its 155th anniversary, work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling building where that vote was taken. ... read more »
Honoring the Revolution in Watts
August 11, 2021
On August 11, the uprisings that took place in 1965 are still felt today. The “Watts Rebellion,” marched to a familiar tune of racial injustice. The tip of the iceberg that had a titanic effect on the local community, was fueled by a police act. ... read more »
New Partnership Brings Black History to Life Through Google Assistant
August 5, 2021
“The beautiful thing about Dr. Mack's calendar is it looks at the parts of the story that like most people aren't aware of, it tells us about important moments in Black culture and Black history,” added Beth Tsai, Policy Director for Google Search and Assistant. “It tells us about contributors who are not your big names. [It] helps people understand that bigger picture. And for us, that was the compelling moment here. Here's a chance for your average Google user who doesn't know anything about these things to really jump in, learn more and learn in depth.” ... read more »
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