Black History News

Confederate Statues Being Toppled in Richmond

Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson. So long, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury and maybe A.P. Hill. The removal of city-owned statues of those Confederates and other champions of slavery and White supremacy has begun with the bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Jackson hauled from the perch it has occupied…

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Rachel Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton & Carter Launch the Month-Long “Tip Your Cap” Campaign to Honor the 100th Anniversary of Baseball’s Negro Leagues

Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, in collaboration with civil rights hero Rachel Robinson and baseball legend Hank Aaron, are joined by scores of baseball players and other professional athletes, sports executives, entertainers, journalists and others for an unprecedented tribute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues.  The Tip Your Cap campaign, which is being directed…

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Film review: John Lewis – Good Trouble

“I feel lucky and blessed that I’m serving in the Congress… But there is a force that is trying to take us back to another time and another dark period,” warns congressman John Lewis. And he’d know.   Since age 17, this brave crusader has been at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Now at…

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Secretary Bernhardt Designates John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park as African American Civil Rights Network Site

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has designated the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park as an official member of the African American Civil Rights Network (AACRN), formally recognizing the historical and national significance of the tragic Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and Dr. John Hope Franklin’s work to advance the African American civil rights movement. The African…

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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced June 23 the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Jackson, a mathematician and aerospace engineer, went on to lead programs…

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