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.
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.
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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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…
From the National Archives: The National Archives announced this week it had completed the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Service Records Digitization Project done in partnership with Fold3. The collection contains nearly four million images of historic documents and includes…
I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger (Harriet Tubman, 1896). On March…
From H-New Jersey: The Christie Administration announced that Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium has been named a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The stadium is already listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.…
Museum collections are so often the product of serendipity and circumstance— accumulated over a long period of time, shaped by curators’ interests, particular exhibition needs, bequests and a myriad of other factors. But what about a museum starting from scratch?
From the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: On Monday, February 25, 5:30-7:45pm, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is hosting an event to highlight its African American Heritage Tour project at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Exhibits will be…
From Historic Germantown: The first protest against slavery happened right here in Germantown in 1688, 177 years before the 13th amendment was passed to abolish it. Black History runs deep in our community. From the past to the present we…