Tag: black history

AAAHSM offers summer camp for 3rd to 7th graders

AAAHSM offers summer camp for 3rd to 7th graders

| June 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM, affectionately called “The Awesome”) announces its summer camp offerings for Summer 2014, open to third to seventh grade children from all backgrounds. This new set of programs runs for eight weeks, 9 a.m. to Noon, June 16 to Aug. 8. Taught by John Aden,PhD and other local […]

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U.S. Postal Service honors Shirley Chisholm

| March 5, 2014

First African-American woman elected to Congress joins popular Black Heritage Stamp Series NEW YORK—The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute last week to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY. “Shirley Chisholm was a courageous and pioneering […]

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Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

| March 4, 2014

Madame C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America.

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Black History Month…really?

| February 28, 2014

“Councilman’s Corner” By Councilman Glynn Hines Special to Frost Illustrated Black History Month’s focus is a required experience for all when approached with honesty.  Dr. John Crawford of the Fort Wayne City Council talks and writes about the ills of single mother parenting and the culture of having children out of wedlock and the ensuing […]

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Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

| February 26, 2014

Seven teams participated in the Sixth Annual Black History Bowl, Feb. 20 at Weisser Park Youth Center, sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept

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J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

J. Edgar Hoover’s war on Black America

| February 24, 2014

In the late 1960s, it became apparent that America’s racist power structure had long had a secret ally at the very top: J. Edgar Hoover.

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Interview with ‘American Master’ Alice Walker

Interview with ‘American Master’ Alice Walker

| February 20, 2014

Alice Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel “The Color Purple.”

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Weisser Park Center to host Black History Bowl

Weisser Park Center to host Black History Bowl

| February 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St., is scheduled to host its Sixth Annual Black History Bowl from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 20.

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The ‘mis-education’ of a society: Take 28 days to ‘know me’

| February 20, 2014

This is dedicated to those who had to hear the common questions “When is it Caucasian History Month?” or “Why is there not a White History Month?”

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The Legendary Colonel Charles Young—another look at black military history

The Legendary Colonel Charles Young—another look at black military history

| February 17, 2014

New information has come to light linking Colonel Charles Young to an early fraternal organization known as The Black Cats, or Beta Kappa Sigma, at Wilberforce University.

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