Tag: history

Magnificence of the mountains; ugliness of First Nation history

Magnificence of the mountains; ugliness of First Nation history

| October 19, 2016

Indigenous version of history very different from ‘official’ line By Ann McGaw Special to Frost Illustrated The Canadian Rockies are awe inspiring with their towering snow covered peaks and rugged looks. In late August I flew into Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The only two things I knew about Calgary was they celebrated their cowboy heritage during […]

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A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 15, 2016

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.| From various sources including online King websites and Taylor Branch’s “Parting the Waters.”   In the beginning On Jan. 15, 1929, a second child is born into the family of the Rev. Michael King and Alberta Christine Williams King, the daughter of Atlanta’s […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 30, 2015

Part 3 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s work […]

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How low will the GOP go?

How low will the GOP go?

| September 9, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Karl Marx famously wrote, “History repeats itself, first time as tragedy, second as farce.” So, his ghost must have eagerly joined the many living in this dimension who last week thoroughly enjoyed the two spectacles that underscore the chaos within—and perhaps even the coming-apart of—the Republican Party. One was […]

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A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

| April 18, 2015

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was […]

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Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

| April 8, 2015

  The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at 260.420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The following article is one in a series of […]

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Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

| March 31, 2015

Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Civic lessons, civil rights

Civic lessons, civil rights

| February 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of […]

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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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