black-history

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Happy birthday, George Edwin Taylor. The first Black presidential candidate | Michael Coard

BY: - August 4, 2021

Taylor was born free in Little Rock to Bryant Taylor, an enslaved father, and raised by his free mother, Amanda Hines, in Alton, Illinois. Sadly, she passed away when he was just 8 years old. He then lived with a politically active Black foster family in Wisconsin and later attended Wayland University.

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Tulsa Massacre at 100: A lesson in Black bravery and resilience | Michael Coard

BY: - June 1, 2021

Like a Black phoenix literally rising from the ashes, Black folks courageously pushed onward and upward.

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What Kwanzaa means for Black Americans | Opinion

BY: - December 26, 2020

For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any “Black holiday.” It is a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile.

GALLERY: Harrisburg’s newest monument honors voting rights, Old 8th Ward

BY: - August 26, 2020

Half an hour before the dedication ceremony, the line to be some of the first to see the monument wrapped around the south end of the Capitol lawn. 

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Trump, monuments and the failure of memory | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 28, 2020

Trump has no interest in the past, except to pass a memory test. Voters must remind him of that failure of memory this November.

‘There’s so much beauty in being Black from Scranton’: Meet the historian who’s now an advocate for her community

BY: - July 5, 2020

Local resident Glynis Johns didn't know what to expect when she started researching the history of Black Scranton. What she found was a treasure trove.

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To really celebrate Black History Month? Start by patronizing Black-owned businesses

BY: - February 5, 2020

Respect yourself by celebrating Black History, by demanding Black employees at white businesses, and most certainly by patronizing Black businesses.

#400yearsPA: Social media campaign will highlight black history as U.S. observes slavery anniversary

BY: - August 20, 2019

Between now and February 2020, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will use the hashtag #400yearsPA to highlight moments in black history as the U.S. observes the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America. The year 1619 was not the first year Africans, “both free and enslaved,” could be found in North America. […]