Anne Harrigan: Achievements, Not Slavery Alone, Should Be Noted in Black History Month

Anne Harrigan is a resident of Danbury The history of African Americans should not be defined only in the context of slavery. Their history is also full of wonderful people who have added to the greatness of this country. African-American inventors have created many widely used devices in the world

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The Crisis in Black Education

February 8, 2017 Written by Stacie Pierpoint This year’s Black History Month theme “Crisis in Education,” set by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), examines the role that education has played in the history of African Americans from times of slavery, through the Civil War, to

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Why Black History Month Still Matters in 2017

Gretel Kauffman February 2, 2017 —Wednesday marked the start of Black History Month, the annual event dedicated to the study and celebration of centuries of African American contributions and experiences. Does this celebration, officially begun 41 years ago, hold more – or less – relevance today? As the country grapples

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