This is a stamp produced in 1940. It is part of the Famous Americans Series and features Booker T. Washington. Distributed by the Post Office Department, this stamp holds a special significance. It was the first stamp to feature a prominent African American public figure. The author, educator, and orator was an important leader in […]Read more "Booker T. Washington Stamp"
The American Civil War changed the United States in multiple ways. African Americans were emancipated and became citizens of the United States. Thus, began a new phase of freedom struggle for equal rights and integration into American society. There also another journey to rediscover the African roots of formerly enslaved people. African Americans fought in […]Read more "The Civil War & Its Aftermath: Dr. John Henrik Clarke Lecture"
The history of the United States of America has long been presented as the story of white male settlers who built the nation. This racist narrative has been discredited through the efforts of historical revision and diligent scholarship. Native American civilization is often ignored, even though they were the first to discover America. Besides that […]Read more "Black History Is an Essential Part of American History"
This is a video from 1991 featuring Barack Obama. At this time he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review . He would later go on to be the first African American President of the United States of America. The “Black History Minute” was a TBS public service announcement series educating the public about […]Read more "Barack Obama on TBS”Black History Minute”"
This is an audio recording of a speech W.E.B Dubois gave in Madison, Wisconsin in 1960.Here the fame academic and activist explains the benefits of socialism and how it can tackle the problem of social inequality. W.E.B Dubois was one of many victims of the Red Scare of the 1950s. The McCarthy era demonized socialism […]Read more "W.E.B. DuBois : Socialism and the American Negro(1960)"
Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. The Apartheid regime was weakening slowly with the withdraw and independence of Namibia. This video is a news clip from the BBC. Mandela emphasized that he still supported armed struggle, but was opened to peaceful negotiation. Nelson Mandela states in the interview that he was acting as […]Read more "Nelson Mandela Released From Prison"
Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was a professional tennis player and golfer who broke the color line in tennis. She was the first African American to win a Grand Slam title. Her efforts were in many ways comparable to Jackie Robinson’s efforts in baseball. This documentary narrated by Maya Angelou tells her story from young woman to […]Read more "Althea Gibson Documentary"