This article first appeared PBS’s WHYY.org on December 30, 2020 The burial ground of Marian Anderson crowdfunds to preserve Black history Google “Eden Cemetery” and you’re bound to encounter an
The Annual Black History Celebration Oratorical 2021 for this February's Black History Month. Middle and High School Students invited to participate.
The Great Dismal Swamp was a refuge for escaped slaves. A congressman wants to revive its forgotten history
Hampton Roads Branch President Audrey Perry Williams has been a member of the Great Dismal Swamp Stakeholder Collaborative for almost two years.
From Pike Road to the Big Apple: A Glimpse of Madge Allen
David Harris, president of a newly formed group to preserve African American history in the Tri-State, stands outside the Memphis Tennessee Garrison house in Huntington. An effort has begun to
Assembly Passes Legislation Recognizing Abolition Commemoration Day and Juneteenth in New York State
Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow and Assemblymember Alicia Hyndman today announced that the Assembly passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth and Abolition Commemoration Day in New York State. “African
“Why We Can’t Wait:” Responding to Racial Protests – Then and NOW “Why We Can’t Wait” is the title of a 1964 book by Martin Luther King Jr. Describing the
Back in 2019, while speaking at a local educational event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I met a woman by the name of Cynthia Devine-Kepner. It was one of those extraordinary encounters
A Second $500,000 Grant Received for Fountain Hall The National Park Service (NPS) today announced $14 million in African American Civil Rights Historic Preservation Fund grants to fund 51 projects
A modern home for the black history museum would be great. First it needs strong private financial support.