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Historian releases 2 new books in Black history series
May 19, 2022
Jeremy Houston, the founder of Miss-Lou Heritage Group and Tours, has recently released volumes four and five of his ongoing Black history series about people from Natchez. In 2016, Houston first set out writing true stories about Black people from Natchez who accomplished great things in their lifetime, called ``Straight Outta Natchez.'' ... read more »
Alabama law awarding honorary degree to civil rights lawyer 
May 12, 2022
A civil rights lawyer who once fought to desegregate the University of Alabama is now receiving an honorary degree from the school.  ... read more »
Black Women Who Broke Barriers in Gymnastics
March 10, 2022
Black women who used thier talent and effort to take the gymnastics world by storm. ... read more »
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Civil and Human Rights Activist Andrew Young Turns 90!
February 24, 2022
When former Ambassador Andrew Young turned 80, the late Congressman John Lewis spoke of his contributions to the city of Atlanta and the world, “He has been a voice for what is right, fair, and just. Young helped make America and the world a better place.” ... read more »
Black innovators who reshaped American gardening, farming
February 23, 2022
The achievements of George Washington Carver, the 19th century scientist credited with hundreds of inventions, including 300 uses for peanuts, have landed him in American history textbooks. ... read more »
Feminist Street Initiative Aims to Change Names of LA Streets
February 23, 2022
Biddy Mason and Dolores Huerta were trailblazers of their times. They are part of the Women's March Foundation's Feminist Street Initiative to rename streets across the nation after women who paved the way for equality and recognition throughout history. ... read more »
Save Venice Group Plans Black History Celebration
February 17, 2022
The Save Venice community organization will celebrate the many contributions of African Americans and commemorate the 117-year history of Blacks in the historic Oakwood area.  ... read more »
Living Local Legend: Dr. Saul Lankster, First Black Firefighter in Compton
February 16, 2022
Dr. Saul E. Lankster II created a benchmark in American history. He became the first Black Firefighter in Compton, California. Today, Dr. Lankster continues to lift while he climbs as a National University (NU) Associate Faculty member that focuses on the progression of criminal justice. ... read more »
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Lura Daniels-Ball Elected President of Historic Our Authors Study Club, INC.
January 27, 2022
Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2022) —The Our Authors Study Club, Inc of Los Angeles announced the election of the officers. Led by Lura Daniels-Ball, they will serve as the organization’s president for 2022. ... read more »
Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at age 102
January 20, 2022
Decorated Tuskegee Airman Brigadier Gen. Charles McGee has died at age 102. He passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, January 16, according to family spokesperson. ... read more »
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
January 14, 2022
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. ... read more »
Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants
January 14, 2022
Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. ... read more »
Black History Month Around The World
January 13, 2022
"Black History is everyone's history." ... read more / watch video »
WATCH:15 Untold Black History Inventors Wasn’t Taught At School
January 13, 2022
Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the penicillin. Take a moment and look around. Do you see any inventions? Inventions are everywhere you look! Your computer, your clothes, your notebook, your furniture - inventions are all around you. An object may have been invented a long time ago, or it may be an improvement based on other inventions, but every man made object you see was originally an invention of some kind. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Race and Space Pt. 1
January 13, 2022
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts spoke with three Black astronomers to discuss the relationship of race and space. In Part 1, they discuss the important question of 'why are there so few Black astronomers?' ... read more / watch video »

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