Paul Finkelman writes about on the historic election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States of America.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the long path that led to Sen. Barack Obama being declared President-elect.
An examination of the historic candidacy of Barack Obama within the context of the civil rights movement and the changing nature of black politics.
For Women’s History Month we turn to the AASC to englighten us about Women in Africa.
An excerpt from the AASC for black history month.
The enigmatic first wife of Frederick Douglass, Anna Murray Douglass (1813 – 1822) has been misunderstood and misrepresented by historians as well as by her husband’s associates since he first rose to fame in 1842. Her early life, including her birth, family and parentage, remain thinly documented.
A look at the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company.
An excerpt from the AASC about Kwanzaa.
A look at Jackie Robinson
Satchel Paige and the Negro Leagues.
An introduction to the Negro Leagues and the AASC.
Women in Literature, a look at Maya Angelou.
A profile of Gwendolyn Brooks.
The life and works of Alice Walker.
In this article from Black Women in America 2nd Edition, Margaret B. Winkerson looks at the life and works of Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun.
Lorraine Hansberry (b. 19 May 1930; d. 12 January 1965), playwright.
Susan Butterworth discusses the life and legacy of Zora Neale Hurston. A vibrant figure of the Harlem Renaissance, a fertile interpreter of black folklore, and a lyrical writer – Hurston had a fascinating career. By the time of her death however, she had sadly disappeared into poverty and obscurity.