Tag: black history

(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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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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