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

(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.

Elegba Folklore Society: A Legacy of Community Building

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

400 Years Exhibit Opening: MALU & APEX Museum

VisitBlackHistory.com attended the opening of “400 Years” at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, yesterday. August 25, 2019 is considered the “400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia.” Martin Luther King, Jr. NHP (MALU) has partnered with neighboring APEX Museum to illustrate the … More 400 Years Exhibit Opening: MALU & APEX Museum

Florida Black Heritage Trail

Would love to get a hard copy of the 1991, 2007, and any recent edition of Florida’s Black Heritage Trail publication. In 1990, the Florida Legislature created the Study Commission on African American History in Florida. The commission developed methods and established a Heritage Trail that includes sites and buildings that have been preserved and … More Florida Black Heritage Trail

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