Category: Black History

Angela-Lynn Ware – A Story of Transformational Reinvention
China Colston – Living Her Dreams of Yesterday and Today
Bessie Coleman, the First African American to Fly an Airplane
Picture Credit: Manning Live
Tisa Howard – A Force for Good in the Entertainment World
Ruby Bridges – The Girl Who Fought Racism at the Age of 6
William Frantz Elementary School, New Orleans, 1960.
TV’s First Interracial Kiss Launched a Lifelong Career in Activism
Nervous about how southern television viewers would react, NBC executives closely monitored the filming of the kiss between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner. U.S. Air Force
At the Texas Prison Rodeo, A Color Line Dissolved
‘Traveling While Black’ Guidebooks May Be Out Of Print, But Still Resonate Today
The 1947 and 1956 editions of the ‘Green Book,’ which was published to advise black motorists where they should – and shouldn’t – frequent during their travels. Image on the left: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. Image on right: Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Tyson Suzuki – The Power of Advocacy and Protest

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