Self-Care 2020: Oral History Interviews (Geronimo Collins)

Background: In 2015, Bree Newsome Bass made national headlines when she scaled a 30-foot flag pole at the South Carolina statehouse and took down the Confederate flag. In an article entitled, “Charlottesville Reinforced That Self-Care Is an Essential Part of My Activism,” (SELF Magazine) Bass shares the importance of self-care stating, “I have a tendency … More Self-Care 2020: Oral History Interviews (Geronimo Collins)

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

Full Story Soon: Elegba Folklore Society

Recorded in Richmond, Virginia at The Elegba Folklore Society. Written and interviewed by Ali’a Brooke Edwards @rev.alia. When asked “can you tell me how you got started in the transformational arts- history, culture? And how your inspiration has evolved over time.” Omilade Janine Bell founder of @efsinc expressed “liberating black people is hard work. But I did accept … More Full Story Soon: Elegba Folklore Society

Celebrate the 144th Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune

The National Park Service will celebrate the 144th anniversary of Mary McLeod Bethune’s birth with two FREE public programs. A book talk will be held on Friday July 5th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. Dr. Rebecca Tuuri will discuss her book, “Strategic Sisterhood: The National … More Celebrate the 144th Anniversary of the Birth of Mary McLeod Bethune

African American Grounds at Historic Oakland Cemetery

This week, many across the U.S. commemorated and acknowledged Juneteenth. I was in a very reflective state of mind that day, lending my thoughts to what freedom really meant for African Americans after slavery. I asked Ali’a for ideas on black historic sites in Atlanta, that I could visit and document. Of those she suggested, … More African American Grounds at Historic Oakland Cemetery