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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
  • Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?

    Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?
    It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?  This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test. These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets. I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...
  • Oba William King and the art of storytelling

    Oba William King and the art of storytelling
    Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
  • Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art

    Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art
    The survey of Civil Rights Era photography called “The Movement” at the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale is filled with scenes of courage in the face of horrible violence. But one of the most remarkable pictures in the exhibit is about...
  • Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie

    "There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
  • Review: PBS' 'Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth' honors a singular life

    As the title of this episode of "American Masters" suggests, "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" is a lovely and lyrical tribute to the great American writer and activist who turns 70 on Sunday, two days after the film airs on PBS. February is, of course,...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Black history event takes on contemporary flair

     Black history event takes on contemporary flair
    Tap dance to rap will be on display next week for Northbrook's annual Black History Month celebration. Called "Journeys: Path taken to Chicago and the North Suburbs," will include seven speakers and performers and a question-and-answer session. The...
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  • Black History Month events

    Black History Month events
    February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.   Hampton 17th Annual Black History Program...