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Have you Heard of the Opelousas Massacre of 1868 where Black Folks Died for the Right to Vote?
October 8, 2018
Postcard of the savage murders of Issac McGhie, Elmer Jackson and Nate Green in Duluth, Minnesota on June 15, 1920. OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — St. Landry Parish now has its first symbols of the Opelousas Massacre, ... read more »
New Orleans Publicly Unveiling Slave Market Tour App
October 1, 2018
Photo Source: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/db/dmr/   NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city of New Orleans has unveiled a smartphone app tour of sites involved in the slave trade during the 18th and 19th centuries, ... read more »
 City Council Approves the Name Change of ‘Rodeo Road’ to ‘Obama Boulevard’ 
September 13, 2018
The City Council closed out their August meeting with a vote of a lifetime. Last month, members of the council were asked to vote on changing the street name “Rodeo Road” to “Obama Boulevard” after Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson motioned for the rename back in 2017.  ... read more »
The Wilfandel Club Receives Grant To Continue A Legacy 
September 6, 2018
The clubhouse is the only historic site to receive a grant in Los Angeles this year.  ... read more »
Marker to be dedicated for 1st ordained Black US minister
August 31, 2018
A historical marker commemorating the life and work of the first ordained black minister in the United States will be dedicated next month in Vermont. ... read more »
Atlanta renames street after civil rights icon John Lewis
August 30, 2018
Noting U.S. Rep. John Lewis' life of ``raw courage,'' Atlanta officials renamed a street for the civil rights icon Wednesday. ... read more »
“Hidden Figures” Katherine Johnson Turns 100
August 30, 2018
Katherine Johnson, who hand-crunched the numbers for America’s first manned space flight – a feat that finally got its Big Screen acknowledgement just two years ago, turned 100 on Sunday, August 26, 2018. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Was Committed To Making The World A Better Place 
August 23, 2018
On Thursday, August 17th, the music world lost a legend. Aretha Franklin, also known as “The Queen of Soul” has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.   ... read more »
L.A. Loved Aretha! 
August 23, 2018
The Queen of Soul loved coming to Los Angeles and she loved the crowd that always had love for her.  ... read more »
Aretha’s Gospel Foundation Influenced Her Career
August 23, 2018
Music lovers around the world agree the faith of Aretha Franklin and her gospel music roots greatly influenced her songs ... read more »
Getty Exhibit Features Illuminated Medieval Art in Torah, Bible and Qur’an
August 16, 2018
Sacred texts of the world’s top three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – are on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum. ... read more »
NASA Appoints Vanessa Wyche, First African-American Woman Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center
August 14, 2018
Black women continue to lead as Vanessa Wyche takes on the role of Deputy Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center. I am incredibly humbled to take on this role at JSC, ... read more »
Rosa Parks’ letter about ’57 bombing bought by targeted pair
August 9, 2018
A letter written by civil rights activist Rosa Parks describing the 1957 bombing of her neighbors' home has been purchased at auction by the couple who were targeted in the attack. ... read more »
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells Authentic Stories from the Movement
August 2, 2018
It was important that people know that Mississippi was ground zero for the Movement; the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum helps to tell the stories of the people that were there. ... read more »
Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Murder Case
July 26, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history. ... read more »
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