Tag: African-American history

Two Kings and the NMAAHC

By Mariam Williams

Not seeing black people as active participants in American history and its ongoing push toward democracy always has been a hurtful and angering thing to me. It says to black people—and especially to black children who have little, if any, control over their education—that they are irrelevant and that black people have deserved all race-based mistreatment they’ve received, past or present.

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Revisiting a Preview: The National Museum of African American History

As the opening of the National Museum of African American History approaches, revisit our 2012 preview and interview with Director Lonnie Bunch.

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Hidden-History Sundays at Old Broad Street Church in Bridgeton, NJ

Visitors to Bridgeton’s Old Broad Street Church and Cemetery this summer will enjoy a host of free tours, lectures and exhibits.

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35th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: Curating Black America, February 21, 2015

This year’s Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series entitled Curating Black America will feature Dr. Lonnie Bunch, inaugural Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and other speakers that will explore black history and culture through their experiences leading several other premiere museums and historic sites.

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New Jersey Historical Commission Accepting Nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize

The New Jersey Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize, an annual award given to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of African American history at an grade level between kindergarten and high school.

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Through a Lens, Clearly: The Civil Rights Movement in the Camera’s Eye

By Gail Friedman It has been more than 50 years since television news and picture magazines began bringing into American living rooms a spate of searing images from Little Rock, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Washington, D.C., heightening the visibility and

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University Receives Grant to Establish D.C. Africana Archives Project

The George Washington University has received a 33-month grant totaling almost $496,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to establish the D.C. Africana Archives Project (DCAAP) at Gelman Library.  The DCAAP will document African American and African

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