Black History News

IAAM To Enhance Individual Contributions Campaign

By Barney Blakeney In the past two weeks the effort to build the International African American Museum in Charleston has been boosted by donations of nearly $12 million. The project needs less than $10 million to begin construction scheduled to start early next year. Nearly half of all enslaved Africans forced to America through the…

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The Slave Dwelling Project presents “Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved”

The Slave Dwelling Project will present “Inalienable Rights: Living History Through the Eyes of the Enslaved” on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. African American living historians in period dress will portray the roles of the enslaved from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience up-close and personal interaction with interpreters as they cook…

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October 2, 2017 Declared Thurgood Marshall Day

Communities around the U.S. are proclaiming October 2, 2017, “Thurgood Marshall Day” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the day Marshall was sworn in as the nation’s first African-American Supreme Court justice on October 2, 1967. U.S. states, cities and counties nationwide including Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Broward County, Florida; Beverly Hills, California; Dallas; Detroit;…

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Charleston NAACP Gala Marks A Century of Activism

The Charleston Branch NAACP September 22 held its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Gaillard Center during which it celebrated the branch’s 100th anniversary. The Charleston Branch NAACP was established April 14, 1917, eight years after the founding of the NAACP. The gala recognized the branch’s illustrious history. Former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden was…

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Third World Press Foundation: “Fearlessly Publishing About the Black Experience for 50 Years!”

Third World Press Foundation (TWPF) has big plans for its 50th anniversary, themed “Fearlessly Publishing About the Black Experience for 50 Years!” TWPF50 is a weeklong celebration from Saturday, September 30 – Saturday, October 7 with Black literary and artistic luminaries including Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sonia Sanchez. Founded in 1967 by Chicago poet…

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