Black Culture

WATCH:15 Untold Black History Inventors Wasn’t Taught At School

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.

WATCH: Race and Space Pt. 1

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?’

Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Other America 2.0

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., espoused that America literally existed as two Americas.  In his depiction of the two Americas, Dr. King spoke of one America where the land overflowed with the “milk of prosperity and the honey of opportunity.”  King implored Blacks to imagine experiencing the unencumbered pursuit of happiness. 

The National Civil Rights Museum Shifts to Hybrid King Day Event

The National Civil Rights Museum has pivoted to present King Day: An All-Day Hybrid Celebration on January 17, 2022, with free admission to the museum from 8:00am to 6:00pm.  The museum is at limited capacity to uphold health and safety protocols. Guests must reserve museum passes online at kingday.org.