(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.

The Roots of Rap on Display at Auburn Avenue Research Library

⁣ “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

Veteran George Wilder: South-View Cemetery and 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

Untold RVA and Commemorative Justice

Commemorative justice” that’s a term that took Free Egunfemi to the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, this past May. She was joined by Havanna Fisher, Robert Sember, and Arielle Brown. Together they presented ways to “activate place-based creative strategies for truth telling and collective healing.” As I walked along Richmond, Virginia’s Broad Street last … More Untold RVA and Commemorative Justice

Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resources Directory: Arna Bontemps Museum and Cultural Art’s Center

Just added to #VisitBlackHistory Cultural & Natural Resources Directory, Arna Bontemps Museum and Cultural Arts Center. The Museum is described as the “restored childhood home of Arna Bontemps-poet, author, anthologist, and librarian – who was considered the leading authority of the Harlem Renaissance.” Arna was born October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. His childhood home … More Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resources Directory: Arna Bontemps Museum and Cultural Art’s Center