Special marathon Sunday, Aug. 23 part of pledge drive FORT WAYNE—PBS39, northeast Indiana’s public television station, has announced it will air the award-winning miniseries, The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in its entirety Sunday, Aug. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. on channel 39.1 as part of a August pledge […]
Tag: Black History Month
By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]
By Denise Jordan I am really looking forward to the community forum, Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community, scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 on the campus of Indiana Tech. The idea for this forum was sparked by Oprah Winfrey’s two documentaries, “Dark Girls” and “Light-Skinned Girls. After watching […]
Editor’s note: While history often is thought of in terms of grand deeds and events and larger-than-life famous figures, truth is, history is a participatory endeavor. Everyone contributes to the quilt of history in some way and, at the end of the day, it is often the the collective action of individuals who move the […]
By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.
FORT WAYNE—February’s George R. Mather Lecture at the History Center has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 8 due to the winter storm. Dr. John Aden is set to deliver the lecture on William Warfield.
FORT WAYNE—In honor of February being Black History Month, the Fort Wayne #MeetupMonday group is joining The Reclamation Project (the old Rialto Theater), 2614 S Calhoun St., for a series of discussions about race, culture, and broader social justice issues, each Monday at 6 p.m. Scheduled topics for discussion include: Monday Feb 2: “Black History Month […]
FORT WAYNE—Dr. John Aden, executive director of the African/African-American Historical Society in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to deliver the February George R. Mather Lecture at the History Center a 2 p.m., Feb. 1. The lecture, which is free and open to the public at the museum located at 302 East Berry in downtown Fort Wayne, […]