Exploring Brochures – Deanwood A Model of Self-Sufficiency in Far Northeast Washington, D.C.

✍️🏼Sophia V. Nelson I was recently gifted a selection of Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum exhibitions and other DC History brochures. On the surface, these are simply brochures but take a closer look, and you’ll find that they are little windows to the past. Join us as we explore these brochures throughout Black History Month. The … More Exploring Brochures – Deanwood A Model of Self-Sufficiency in Far Northeast Washington, D.C.

Happening Today! Virtual Celebration for the Life of Carter G. Woodson

Join the National Park Service and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) as we celebrate the 146th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Carter G. Woodson with an online, Virtual Symposium on Saturday, December 18th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. This year’s theme for the birthday celebration … More Happening Today! Virtual Celebration for the Life of Carter G. Woodson

Today’s Google Doodle: Cartoonist, Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes is today’s #googledoodle – an African American cartoonist, this clip from “One tenth of a nation. Achievements” highlights Jackie Ormes’s career. ”One tenth of a nation. Achievements” video includes Eslanda of Eslanda’s Bridal Services (Washington, DC); Verna Hickman of Golden State Insurance Company (Los Angeles, CA); food editor for Ebony Magazine, Freda DeKnight, … More Today’s Google Doodle: Cartoonist, Jackie Ormes

Charles County, Maryland’s Josiah Henson is one of many Recommended for the National Garden of American Heroes

On July 3, 2020, the Trump administration issued the “Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes.” State Governors and county officials were asked to give recommendations for a park that will feature historically significant Americans. Breonna Taylor, Rosa Parks, and John Lewis are some of the names that have been recommended. The … More Charles County, Maryland’s Josiah Henson is one of many Recommended for the National Garden of American Heroes