Black History News

A Fitting Tribute To A Servant Of God And Country

Many Americans who wear their racism on their sleeves are fond of saying that either they or their ancestors served in America’s military – implying that only white Americans have fought for America. Nothing could be further from the truth. From the earliest days of America – from Crispus Attucks to the 54th Massachusetts Regiment to…

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Mitchelville Confirms Ranky Tanky Will Headline the Two-Day Celebration in the Historic Park in Hilton Head

Mitchelville Preservation Project has confirmed an expansive celebration of the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration presented by Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park on Hilton Head Island. The Celebration will reveal new interactive experiences that are significant to the era of Mitchelville in the Reconstruction Era, plus a live performance by Ranky Tanky. Tickets for the Juneteenth Celebration are…

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Slavery, Civil War Still Debated in Former Confederate Capital

By Johnnie L. Roberts Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Clarks, who were slaves rooted in Tennessee, outlasted brutal bondage, fled the wrath of White supremacy shortly after Emancipation and became founding settlers of Eatonville, Fla., one of the country’s earliest self-governing Black municipalities. The Clarks’ experience, like that of many enslaved…

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Beaufort Gullah Geechee Festival Kicks Off Memorial Weekend

At the Original Gullah Festival this Memorial Day Weekend in Beaufort, South Carolina visitors can discover the real Wakanda as portrayed in the hit movie The Black Panther. However, where Hollywood attempted to depict an important moment in history, Beaufort experienced this authentically for centuries. The music, performances, art, food and friendly people of the…

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Gullah/Geechee Nation to host inaugural “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” in Beaufort

The Gullah/Geechee Nation invites the public to the inaugural  “Realities of Reconstruction Conference”, to be held at the new Mather Museum & Interpretive Center at the Technical College of the Lowcountry campus in Beaufort, SC. Beaufort County is now the location of the new multi-site Reconstruction Era National Monument. The “Realities of Reconstruction Conference” will engage those interested in learning more about…

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NNPA President Dr. Benjamin Chavis Says Reginald Lewis Film Offers Transcendent Message for Millennials at Cannes Film Festival

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), co-hosted an event celebrating international filmmakers and the European premiere of a documentary about the life and legacy of Reginald F. Lewis, America’s first Black billionaire, during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Dr.…

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