Tag: African/African American Historical Society Museum

Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

| June 28, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? We’ve seen some beautiful sunny days outside and I hope the beauty continues, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because when he knew what he wanted to do […]

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Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

| April 19, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the […]

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Local women history makers: Stith, Ruffolo named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients

Local women history makers: Stith, Ruffolo named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients

| March 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Community activist and teacher Hana Stith is the 2016 Dedication Award honoree along with Linda Ruffolo, beloved member of the IPFW community who is being honored posthumously at Tapestry: A Day for You, sponsored by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health. This year’s Tapestry is scheduled to take place April 29 and […]

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Support Black History year round at AAAHSM

Support Black History year round at AAAHSM

| February 26, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated February, known in the United States as Black History Month, is a period to remember the people and events in African American history.  As celebrations take place throughout the city of Fort Wayne, think of the collective history of the African American community. Similar to the movement title, Black Lives Matter, […]

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Johnny Bright: Feats/Feet of Strength—Part 1

Johnny Bright: Feats/Feet of Strength—Part 1

| February 11, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Copyright © 2016 William Bryant Rozier All rights reserved It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

| July 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that one can walk into a historical museum and is introduced to the person whose collections are on display there but this did happen.  And, with this happening, I was able to learn more about our heritage and gaze upon the beauty of the historical African American […]

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Spotlight on Tom Knox, a living legend

Spotlight on Tom Knox, a living legend

| June 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out:  It’s not everyday that numerous Frost Illustrated readers contact me in regard to shining the spotlight on one of our towns living legends. Just listening to the stories of the joy that he brought them also brought me some joy, beauty, happiness and some of peace […]

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Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

| April 21, 2015

Compiled by Dr. John Aden of the African/African American Historical Society Museum Why Celebrate Central High School’s Legacy? Fort Wayne’s Central High School (1922-1971) boasts one of the city’s powerful historical narratives. In Fort Wayne’s past, this high school wielded considerable influence in terms of academic excellence, athletic dominance and the desegregation of secondary education […]

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Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

| April 15, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest.This next article about Central […]

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Aljean Rogers Tubbs and the Central art of twirling

Aljean Rogers Tubbs and the Central art of twirling

| March 18, 2015

By Braynt Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The next […]

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