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Immerse Yourself in Jackson, Mississippi

So Many Ways To View African-American History written by: Sophia V. Nelson For the past two years, I have pursued a deeper understanding of American History, Black History, and World History by visiting African American historic sites, archives, and museums. In an interview with documentarian Harry Allen, he shared, “I think any act of documentation … More Immerse Yourself in Jackson, Mississippi

Site Visit: Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives

Written by: Geronimo Collins The Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives is the official museum and archives dedicated to preserving the history of Public Education in Washington, DC. In a town full of museums, it’s also one of the most unknown. I met with the museum’s executive director, Kimberly Springle, for a tour and in-depth … More Site Visit: Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives

Reflections – Conversation: ATL Streetwear

Written by: Sophia V. Nelson On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the High Museum of Art hosted Conversation: ATL Streetwear, which was part of the educational programming accompanying the Museum’s temporary exhibition, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” The event’s emcee, Kenny Burns, expressed that streetwear derives from people with limited traditional fashion-world resources, who have the … More Reflections – Conversation: ATL Streetwear

(New Jersey) THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion

THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion with Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President, and Pedro Sierra, Former Negro Leagues Player Little Falls, NJ –Friday, January 24 –In honor of 2020’s 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is hosting a special screening of the The Other Boys of … More (New Jersey) THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion

(Photos) Zora Neale Hurston Birthday 1/7/2020.

Photos originally appeared on Instagram.com/visitblackhistory January 7, 2020. Taking it back to that one time we unexpectedly stumbled across a Zora Neale Hurston historical marker in St. Augustine, Florida. Very exciting! Sending a heavenly Happy Birthday to Zora!! ⁣ ⁣ Also included are a few photos taken in St. Augustine, Florida. A very picturesque city…vernacular … More (Photos) Zora Neale Hurston Birthday 1/7/2020.

Kwanzaa 2019 VBH Recap

The original Mosaic Templars building which is located on West 9th Street, experienced a fire in 2005. The cornerstone sustained. Historical documents regarding the organization’s founding were placed in the cornerstone in 1913. (see the rectangular shaped cut out on the top of cornerstone? That is where the historical records were stored).⁣ Written by: Sophia … More Kwanzaa 2019 VBH Recap

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Interview: Elegba Folklore Society