Tag: black history

Happy Birthday Angela Davis: A Reflection and Tribute
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Happy Birthday Angela Davis: A Reflection and Tribute

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Contributing Writer Posted 6:00 PM EST, Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017 “The freedom struggles of Black people that have shaped the very nature of this country’s history cannot be deleted with the sweep of a hand. We cannot be made to forget that Black lives do matter. This is a country anchored in slavery and…

Happy Birthday Bessie Coleman: A Tribute to One of the Greats
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Happy Birthday Bessie Coleman: A Tribute to One of the Greats

By Imara Bright-Johnson, Contributing Writer Posted 4:20 PM EST, Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017 As the first African-American woman to obtain a pilot’s license, Bessie Coleman made great strides with her outstanding flying skills. Although heavily doubted, Coleman continued to persevere and accomplish her goals despite the racial and gender discrimination she encountered. Bessie Coleman was a true…

FEATURE — Anticipation: The Grand Opening of the Smithsonian NMAAHC
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FEATURE — Anticipation: The Grand Opening of the Smithsonian NMAAHC

By Amber Broaden, News Editor Posted 10:17 PM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 After the nation’s highly, anticipated wait for another prominent archive of African-American collection, the Smithsonian will finally open its National African-American History and Culture Museum on Saturday, September 24, its 19th addition to the Institution. Stop by the the Social Tent at the #FreedomSounds festival!…