Tag: black history

2017 Black History calendar, resourse guide provides self-pride, timeless knowledge

2017 Black History calendar, resourse guide provides self-pride, timeless knowledge

| February 3, 2017

Courtesy of the NNPA CHICAGO—You’ll never know where you’re going, unless you first know where you’ve been. So, make 2017 your year of self-pride and timeless knowledge with The Educational Network’s “Our History Today! An African-American Journey” Black history calendar and resource guide. In addition to featuring hundreds of key facts highlighting the contributions and […]

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CENTRAL WAS THE FIRST exhibit opens downtown library

CENTRAL WAS THE FIRST exhibit opens downtown library

| February 1, 2017

By William Bryant Rozier FORT WAYNE—The African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) has an inspired slate of projects and collaborations planned for 2017. Starting the year strong, the AAAHSM’s current initiative can be found at the Downtown Public Library, in the display cases on the second floor. CENTRAL WAS THE FIRST is a 10-case exhibition, […]

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Hackley family contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial

Hackley family contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial

| August 4, 2016

Black Hackleys reunite after almost 180 Years By Eric D. Hackley THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN IS SAID HACKLEY GENEALOGY PARALLELS AMERICAN HISTORY. The purpose of this Hackley history perspective is to “Take a Second Look at Fort Wayne and Indiana’s historical ‘Exclusion, Subjugation & Distortion’” of present and past Fort Wayne […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

| May 10, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Sometimes it is necessary to go far, far away to a distant land—or to South Bend—to gain insight, wisdom and intellectual perspective as to how to link early American history to today’s life challenges, experiences and behavioral conditioning.   Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, listen to and explore the vision and […]

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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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