Black History Month originates from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)’s national Negro History Week initially founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. The celebration was later officially proclaimed by President Gerald Ford as … Continue reading Black History Month Reading List
In celebration of Black History Month, we are sharing a wonderful selection of titles exploring Black spaces, ideas, communities, history, and voices. Here are twelve books exploring those important topics of which we can always strive to further our education … Continue reading Black History Month Reading List
David Newhoff is an author and copyright advocate. He writes the blog The Illusion of More, and his book Who Invented Oscar Wilde: The Photograph at the Center of Modern American Copyright was published by Potomac Books in November 2020. Is … Continue reading From the Desk of David Newhoff: Is Copyright Good for Black Artists?
Cecil Harris is the author of four books, including Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution (February 2020). As we commemorate Black History Month, let’s take a moment to recognize the significant contributions by blacks in an … Continue reading From the Desk of Cecil Harris: Yes, Black History Absolutely Includes Tennis
UNP is celebrating Black History Month with—what else—books! Here is a list of titles that commemorate important figures and scholarship in African American History. In Living the California Dream Alison Rose Jefferson examines how African Americans pioneered America’s “frontier of leisure” by … Continue reading What to Read During Black History Month
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City Art … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month through Posters
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Black Bruins by James W. Johnson (Nebraska, 2018). About the Book: The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Black Bruins!
When President Gerald Ford addressed the nation during America’s bicentennial, he made time to acknowledge the recently instated remembrance of Black History Month, telling Americans to, “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every … Continue reading Black History Month: Untold Stories
On January 31, Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 years old. The New York Times published a feature celebrating his life in 100 photos. One of the photographs shows Robinson (center) with fellow UCLA stars Woody Strode (left) and Kenny Washington … Continue reading Black History Month: Jackie Robinson
The following is an excerpt from She Can Bring Us Home: Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, Civil Rights Pioneer (Potomac Books, 2015) by Diane Kiesel. Prologue The posters went up in churches, on crepe myrtle trees, and along rotting walls of one- … Continue reading Excerpt: She Can Bring Us Home