Black History

Emancipation and Educating the Newly Freed

Courtesy of the National Museum of African American History & Culture While Juneteenth is often associated with celebrations of physical emancipations from slavery, it also signaled another type of liberation for the newly freed. Between 1861 and 1900, more than 90 institutions of higher education were founded for Black Americans who could not otherwise attend predominantly white institutions


From halftime to MVPs, Black history is part of the Super Bowl

By Claretta Bellamy Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs will make history Sunday when two Black quarterbacks face each other in a Super Bowl for the first time. If Hurts leads his team to victory, he will be the fourth Black quarterback to do so, following Washington’s Doug Williams


How Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers changed the civil rights movement

By Terry Gross Journalist Mark Whitaker says that much of what’s happening in American race relations today traces back to 1966, the year when the Black Panthers were founded and the Black Power movement took full form. It’s also the year when when Stokely Carmichael replaced John Lewis as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and challenged the tactic of non-violence. Whitaker

A marker reads 'Enslaved Africans once sold here," commemorating a site where slaves were bought and sold on the Camden Waterfront. Img 4494

New Jersey hopes to ‘elevate the stories of Black New Jerseyans’ with the Black Heritage Trail

By Claretta Bellamy New Jersey is honoring its Black history and culture with a new trail that will mark important sites throughout the Garden State. Gov. Phil Murphy signed Bill A2677 into law Wednesday, which gives the New Jersey Historical Commission $1 million to develop the Black Heritage Trail, a path highlighting Black historical markers and sites


The “King” of Morehouse: College days of MLK

By Bryan Mcclure Ask any knowledgeable person the most famous graduate to come from a Historically Black College and nine out of ten times the first person they will say is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a 1948 graduate of Morehouse. The long standing tradition of Morehouse, along with the fact that Blacks had very


Black Poetry Day – October 17, 2022

Black Poetry Day is celebrated every year on October 17 to honor all the talented African American poets, both past and present. If you’re a literature enthusiast, poet, or writer — no matter your race — you’ll absolutely love Black Poetry Day where you can celebrate black heritage and history. Black Poetry Day is celebrated

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A Brief History of Labor, Race, and Solidarity

“Racism is part of our inheritance as Americans. Every city, every state and every region of this country has its own deep history with racism. And so does the labor movement.” –Richard Trumka, Missouri AFL-CIO Convention America’s Declaration of Independence asserts that “all men are created equal” and “that they are endowed by their Creator


Black August uplifted as alternative Black History Month

First celebrated in 1979, Black August was created to commemorate famed Panther George Jackson’s fight for Black liberation. For Jonathan Peter Jackson, a direct relative of two prominent members of the Black Panther Party, revolutionary thought and family history have always been intertwined, particularly in August. That’s the month in 1971 when his uncle, the famed

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