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Updated Articles and Resources

By Femi Lewis

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • African-American History Timeline: 1990 - 1999 Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Key events in African-American History occurring between 1990 and 1999.
    • Mary Mcleod Bethune Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Mary McCleod Bethune was a lifelong educator and civic leader.
    • Anthony Burns: Escaping the Fugitive Slave Law Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Anthony Burns was a fugitive slave who was caught in Boston two months after he reclaimed his freedom.
    • African-American History Timeline: 1850 to 1859 Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      The 1850s were a turbulent time in American history for African-Americans.
    • Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Martin Delany's life as an abolitionist, Civil War hero and believer in emigration makes him the "Father of Black Nationalism."
    • White Abolitionists Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Writer Lydia Maria Child's work as an abolitionist included campaigning for women to have membership in non gender specific antislavery societies.
    • African-American Women and the Abolition Movement Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Seven African-American women and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement.
    • African-American History Timeline: 1860 to 1864 Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      This timeline features events related to African-American history that occurred between 1860 and 1864.
    • Mary Ann Shadd Cary Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Abolitionist and suffragette Mary Ann Shadd Cary advocated for self-reliance and education for African-Americans.
    • Alex Haley: Documenting History Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Writer Alex Haley became a celebrated figure after the publication of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley." Yet, the novel "Roots" would prove to be his biggest success as a writer, documenting American history through the lens of an African-American family.
    • Matthew Henson: North Pole Explorer Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Matthew Henson, along with Edwin Peary, was the first to reach the North Pole in 1909.
    • Mary Church Terrell Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Mary Church Terrell was a lifelong fighter against the disenfranchisement of African-Americans and women.
    • Jazz Legends Created: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Duke Ellington's career as a composer, writer, pianist and bandleader spanned more than 50 years.
    • Macon Bolling Allen Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Macon Bolling Allen was the first African-American licensed attorney and judge in the United States.
    • Biography: James Baldwin Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      James Baldwin's work as an essayist, novelist and playwright explored issues such as personal identity, racism, and sexuality.
    • The Power of the Press: African-American News Publications in the Jim Crow Era Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The African-American press was instrumental in campaigning against Jim Crow in the South and de facto segregation in the North.
    • The National Association of Colored Women Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The National Association of Colored Women was established to grant African-American women a voice in society. For the past 110 years, the NACW has worked to provide social services and end racism in the United States.
    • Lugenia Burns Hope Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Lugenia Burns Hope worked tirelessly to improve the lives of African-Americans in Georgia through various initiatives.
    • Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's collected artifacts of the African Diaspora. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Study is world renowned.
    • Nineteenth Century African-American Artists Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Joshua Johnson was the first professional African-American portrait artist in the United States.
    • Edmonia Lewis Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a sculptor.
    • Medgar Evers Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Medgar Evers work as a civil rights activist in Mississippi helped end segregation at the University of Mississippi.
    • Florence Mills Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Actress, singer and vaudeville performer Florence Mills is considered the first African-American international superstar.
    • Men of the Black Arts Movement Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Prominent contributions by men of the Black Arts Movement
    • Hip Hop Culture Timeline: 1970 to 1983 Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A timeline of hip hop culture tracing the beginning of the movement in the 1970s through the 1990s.
    • Women of the Black Arts Movement Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Prominent women of the Black Arts Movement
    • William Grant Still Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      William Grant Still known as the "Dean" of African-American composers. He was the first African-American to compose and conduct an orchestra in the United States.
    • African-American Modern Dance Choreographers Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, popularized modern dance.
    • African-American Filmmakers Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Oscar Micheaux was the first African-American to produce a full-length feature film.
    • A Biography of Emmett Till Created: Friday, July 30, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A biography of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi in 1955." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Brooks poetry is influenced by the Great Migration and later the Black Power Movement.
    • Profile: Ella Baker Created: Friday, August 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Ella Baker was a strategic organizer and mentor to several Civil Rights Movement organizations.

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