Tag: black history

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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Black history takes center stage at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Black history takes center stage at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

| February 11, 2014

“Reflecting the interests of all members of our community is not just a task on our to-do list, it’s a state of mind in our everyday work,” said Charles Shepard, FWMoA Executive Director.

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Black History Month in retrospect: Until the day…

Black History Month in retrospect: Until the day…

| February 11, 2014

There is a common narrative that accompanies this month. In it, we typically speak of the amazing and central contributions African Americans have made to American life…

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‘Breath of Freedom’ reveals untold black experience in WWII

‘Breath of Freedom’ reveals untold black experience in WWII

| February 10, 2014

Finding a “breath of freedom” in post-World War II Germany, African American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals.

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Union Baptist sponsors 21st Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

Union Baptist sponsors 21st Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

| February 6, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., is scheduled to sponsor their 21st Annual Black History Knowledge Competition at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22.

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The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

| February 6, 2014

With the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.

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