$1.6 Million in Grants to Organizations Dedicated to Uncovering Untold Stories and Preserving Black History

ADW News Desk July 8, 2019 Morris Brown College’s Fountain Hall is among the 22 recipients of $1.6 million in grant funds from the National Trust for Historic Preservation through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (Action Fund). The award was announced at Essence Festival in New Orleans last

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How 2018 Became the ‘Year of the Black Progressive’

By THEODORE R. JOHNSON October 19, 2018 It’s too soon to award the moniker, but 2018 may well be remembered as the political “Year of the Black Progressive,” much as 1992 was the “Year of the Woman.” Black women are taking office as mayors in major cities such as San

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New Jersey Apps Developer Hugh Smith Focuses Learning Tools on Black History

Lauren Victoria Burke Hugh Smith, the owner of Quikthinking Software, has released new apps featuring quotes and oral histories from important Black figures. Quikthinking‘s Black History Quotes Express app offers several thousand inspiring, motivational and reflective author quotes. A second app by the New Jersey-based company is an audio narrative

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Plantation Housed Dozens of Slaves

Slave Sites Today, there are three slave cabins still standing at The Hermitage, Alfred’s Cabin in the backyard of the mansion and the First Hermitage farmhouse and kitchen. Historical documents reveal little about slave houses at The Hermitage. However, Hermitage archaeologists have located thirteen slave dwellings in three different areas of the

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At South-View Cemetery, Winifred Watts Hemphill is Keeper of Black Atlanta’s Departed History

By  Adina Solomon August 9, 2018   While Winifred Watts Hemphill was growing up in Durham, North Carolina, dinner discussions often revolved around funerals. Her grandmother, who lived with her family, had the Atlanta Constitution delivered to Durham. After all, she needed to check on business at South-View Cemetery, one

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Lynching Memorial And Museum Opens To Public In Montgomery

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The public is getting its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, is dedicated to 4,400 individuals who lost their lives in lynchings and other racial killings

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Honoring Our Ancestral Obligations

This new book by award-winning educator, author and internationally-acclaimed speaker, Chike Akua, is transforming the lives of high school and college students along with adults who were denied this information in their schooling. Dr. John Henrik Clarke, one of our most highly respected and highly regarded scholars, remarked that great

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Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. June

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