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.
Written by: Ali’a B. Edwards The Africana Music Experience was a delightful live music event held Tuesda, November 19 at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on the campus of Morehouse College. I attended the concert to feel connected and inspired by the music of my African heritage, with the hope of experiencing a spontaneous … More Morehouse Resounds Africa
There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presence of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no suitable memorial or placque or wreath … More Toni Morrison “A Bench By The Road” at South-View Cemetery
“The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop” written by Carter G. Woodson Book Award, NAACP Image Award, and Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People award recipient Carole Boston Weatherford is currently the theme in Auburn Avenue Research Library’s Children’s Gallery. Published in January 2019, “Roots of … More The Roots of Rap on Display at Auburn Avenue Research Library
George Wilder. A Union Army veteran that fought in the Civil War. He was 70 years old when he was killed in the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. According to a recent Atlanta Magazine article, Wilder was slashed to death with a knife. It is believed that he was the oldest person to die in the … More Veteran George Wilder: South-View Cemetery and Auburn Avenue Research Library
The visit to the Elegba Folklore Society (EFS) was a heart-opening experience not to be forgotten. After a warm greeting from EFS Founder, Omilade Janine Bell, the Visit Black History (VBH) team took some time to observe the art, books, jewelry and artifacts around the Center. The energy in the room made me feel at … More Elegba Folklore Society: A Legacy of Community Building