Black History News

New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Rarely Seen Photos of Billie Holiday’s Private and Public Worlds

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single…

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New Emmett Till Memory app can’t be vandalized

It was as predictable as hot weather in a Mississippi Delta summer. Once again last month, the shot-up sign marking the spot where the body of civil rights martyr Emmett Till was pulled from the Tallahatchie River was the site of a vandalism controversy. That’s why, in time for the 64th anniversary of his murder on…

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Fifth Annual Cars at the Capital exhibition to feature 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon owned by Esau and Janie B. Jenkins

An out of this world experience from September 12 – 26 will feature two historically significant vehicles: September 12 – 19 Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean’s 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray September 20 – 26 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon owned by Esau and Janie B. Jenkins Each will be a part of the Historic Vehicle…

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Speakers, Entertainment Announced For The 2019 Commemoration Of The First African Landing In Hampton, VA

Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution, in partnership with Fort Monroe Authority, Fort Monroe National Monument, and the City of Hampton, will host the 2019 Commemoration of the First African Landing on August 23-25, 2019 in Hampton, Va. The multi-day event is centered around the 400th anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in…

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