Civil rights leader Ben Jealous on preserving and lifting up Black history and culture

Civil rights leader Ben Jealous on preserving and lifting up Black history and culture

Before Ben Jealous emerged as a civil rights leader on the national stage, taking the helm of the NAACP from 2008–2013, he was a kid splitting time between worlds. Jealous, who joined The Trust for Public Land’s board of directors in February, spent his school years...
Best Black History Docs To Watch For Juneteenth | Black America Web

Best Black History Docs To Watch For Juneteenth | Black America Web

Happy Juneteenth, everyone! On this special day that we commemorate the end of slavery here in America — well, Lincoln actually abolished it officially two and a half years earlier, but that’s another story! — there’s no better way to celebrate than by educating...
Southern University’s Library tells stories of former slaves – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel | Black News

Southern University’s Library tells stories of former slaves – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel | Black News

The outrages Henrietta Butler suffered as a slave _ forced to have a White man’s baby, then forced to nurse her mistress’s baby when her own infant died _ lasted to the very end. “My damn ol’ Missus was mean as hell,” Butler said in 1940. “You see this finger here?...
Gentrifiers and Black History in Philadelphia | All That Philly Jazz

Gentrifiers and Black History in Philadelphia | All That Philly Jazz

The first enslaved Africans were brought to Philadelphia in 1639. Philadelphia was the center of organized resistance to slavery. A visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture shows that the African American story cannot be told without...
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