Tag: black history

From Civil War to Civil Rights, Frank Smith lives black history

From Civil War to Civil Rights, Frank Smith lives black history

| March 17, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester for Urban News Service Frank Smith. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted—by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping blacks register to vote. “After I was released from jail, I called my mother at home in […]

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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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Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

| February 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith Street, is scheduled to sponsor its 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition on Feb. 27 at the church. The public is invited to participate in this prize-winning, multi-generational competition consisting of a round robin and speed round, with a Jeopardy-style question and answer format. The competition is team based, […]

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Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

| December 9, 2015

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again?”—Rosa Parks Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of a simple act of civil disobedience that forever changed the landscape of American history. […]

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In the struggle for change, Black History matters

In the struggle for change, Black History matters

| September 29, 2015

  Seventh Trumpet Media has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Illustrated Reference Bible, which allows black youth to have a positive reflection of history while utilizing features that build a greater understanding of the biblical experience. Courtesy of Seventh Trumpet Media ONTARIO, Canada—While the concerns in the black community aren’t new, the ways we confront […]

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Union Baptist Church: A focus on our youth

Union Baptist Church: A focus on our youth

| March 17, 2015

Black History Knowledge Bowl, viewing of ‘Selma’ By Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated from Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—The weekend of Feb. 28 and March 1 was full of history sharing and competitive fun with Union Baptist Church family and friends. Two events were held that focused on young adults ages 13 through 19 […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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Peggy Woodford Forbes: Wall St. history maker

Peggy Woodford Forbes: Wall St. history maker

| February 19, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley As part of my 2015 Black History Month Salute to descendants of Rev. J.W. Hackley of Niles, Mich., I’d like to present this interview with Peggy Woodford Forbes at the late 1990s Hackley Family Reunion outside Kalamazoo, Mich. That was my first time ever meeting Peggy. Her grandmother Bessie Hackley Woodford […]

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The importance of personal history

The importance of personal history

| February 6, 2015

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 […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: A personal look at the lives of the Wilmington Ten

SPECIAL REPORT: A personal look at the lives of the Wilmington Ten

| February 4, 2015

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA News Service from the Wilmington Journal Most of the defendants were young, some barely in their 20s, when they were convicted in 1972 of crimes they didn’t commit. Some were still in high school, and living with their parents. At least one, Anne Shepard, was rearing three young […]

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