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

Reflections – Conversation: ATL Streetwear

Written by: Sophia V. Nelson On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the High Museum of Art hosted Conversation: ATL Streetwear, which was part of the educational programming accompanying the Museum’s temporary exhibition, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” The event’s emcee, Kenny Burns, expressed that streetwear derives from people with limited traditional fashion-world resources, who have the … More Reflections – Conversation: ATL Streetwear

(New Jersey) THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion

THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion with Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President, and Pedro Sierra, Former Negro Leagues Player Little Falls, NJ –Friday, January 24 –In honor of 2020’s 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is hosting a special screening of the The Other Boys of … More (New Jersey) THE OTHER BOYS OF SUMMER: Screening & Discussion

(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.

”Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson In An Age of Empire”

EDIT: After further research, “Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson in an Age of Empire” closed December 12, 2019 (via Stuart A. Rose website). It may be a good idea to call and confirm with Stuart A. Rose Archive personnel. Raise your hand if you’re a geek for archive exhibits! Here’s a beautiful one, “Black Cosmopolitan: … More ”Black Cosmopolitan: James Weldon Johnson In An Age of Empire”

A VBH Itinerary: Abraham Lincoln Assassin, John Wilkes Booth

VisitBlackHistory.com itinerary: ⁣⁣John Wilkes Booth strongly opposed the abolition of slavery and assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater (Washington DC) April 14, 1865. Ford’s Theater offers guided tours.⁣⁣⁣⁣John Wilkes Booth then fled to Southern Maryland. One of those stops was Surratt’s Tavern where there were guns and ammunition stored. ⁣⁣Surratt’s House is now a … More A VBH Itinerary: Abraham Lincoln Assassin, John Wilkes Booth