Black History News

Black History Month: Remembering Georgia’s First State Park for African Americans

This February, plan to celebrate Black History Month at Cartersville’s George Washington Carver Park (3900 Bartow Carver Rd, Acworth), founded in 1950 as Georgia’s first state park for black Americans. Recently renovated under new management of the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the park now features interpretive signage as well as picnic areas and…

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Gullahs of Achievement: A Celebration of Black History

The landmark St. Helena Branch Library will host its annual free Black History Month celebration on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6 pm. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition will provide the keynote address for the program themed “Gullahs of Achievement.”  Queen Quet will focus…

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The Gullah Lady Announces “What’s Your Story”?

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Sharon Cooper-Murray, also known as The Gullah Lady, will begin pouring her 17+ years of Gullah Geechee storytelling experience into a six week workshop series called What’s Your Story? The workshop will connect the traditional art of Gullah Geechee storytelling with modern day entrepreneurialism, public speaking skills and creative writing…

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Navy Honors the Contributions of African Americans during 2018 African American/Black History Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy joins the nation in celebrating the history of African American Sailors and civilians during African American/Black History Month, Feb. 1-28. This year’s theme is “African Americans in Times of War,” which recognizes the contributions African Americans have made to the nation during times of war from the Revolutionary War to…

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Blackfacts.com: Building a Legacy for Black History Month

Since its founding in 1997 by a pair of self-avowed “nerds” from MIT and Boston University, BlackFacts.com (www.blackfacts.com) has been the longest-running data-driven repository of Black History on the internet. Over its 20+-year history, this online project, founded on the concept that there were black technologists who could give back to their community, has grown from a…

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Postal Service to Salute Black History Month

The U.S. Postal Service will honor legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne on the 41st stamp in the Black Heritage stamp series. Lena Horne was a trailblazer in Hollywood for women of color and used her fame as an entertainer to become an important civil rights spokesperson. The stamp art features a photograph…

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OneUnited Bank’s “Make Black History Now” Plan Sends Economic Message To Black America

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, presents Make Black History Now, a plan for 30 million Black Americans to use the internet to organize their $1.2 trillion in annual spending power to build wealth and protect the Black community. This year, OneUnited Bank encourages Black America to #MakeBlackHistory now instead of…

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