Tag: black history

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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Theoplis Smith show to open at Wunderkammer Feb. 8

Theoplis Smith show to open at Wunderkammer Feb. 8

| February 5, 2014

The opening of “Can You Spare Change,” Theoplis Smith’s first solo exhibition with Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., is set for 6 to 10 pm, Feb. 8.

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NAACP women to host Black History Month Brunch

NAACP women to host Black History Month Brunch

| February 3, 2014

The Women in NAACP chapter of the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of the NAACP is scheduled to host the Annual Black History Month Brunch on Feb. 22.

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Roberta Ridley to discuss African American pioneers in Fort Wayne

Roberta Ridley to discuss African American pioneers in Fort Wayne

| January 31, 2014

Roberta Ridley is scheduled to speak on “African American Pioneers of Fort Wayne: Paving the Way for Change.” at Fort Wayne’s History Center on Feb. 2.

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Why Black History Month?

Why Black History Month?

| January 25, 2014

As we enter February 2014, we have to ask ourselves, why is there a Black History Month? Why is it in February? What is it intended to do?

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A personal journey toward genealogy, colonization, Fort Wayne history

A personal journey toward genealogy, colonization, Fort Wayne history

| November 15, 2013

How did I become interested in genealogy, colonization and Fort Wayne history? To fully answer that question, you will need to accompany me on a journey that began many years ago, during my junior year at Elmhurst High School. A life altering moment happened one day in my U.S. History class that was being taught by Mr. Robert Passwater.

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