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  • Running Out of Night by Sharon Lovejoy
    'Running Out of Night' by Sharon Lovejoy: Middle grade historical fiction
    "Running Out of Night" by Sharon Lovejoy is middle grade historical fiction about a girl growing up in rural Virginia in 1858. Her mother died giving birth to her, and her father and brothers are uncaring and cruel to her. So cruel that...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass's last years
    Following the Civil War, the United States moved into its darkest hour. Despite the intense level of sacrifice the country had endured to ensure freedom for all Americans, it took very little time for all that sacrifice to be done away with before...
  • Pastor gives timeline of Black History events
    Pastor gives timeline of Black History and compares to Israelites in wilderness
    Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 was designated as Black History Sunday at New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia. First, the Ezibu Muntu Dance Group performed for the second consecutive year. Then the youth presented a skit where they dressed as...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass tackles the Fugitive Slave Act
    In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act. Passage of this law rocked the nation and threw the lives of all blacks - free or fugitive - living in the northern United States into turmoil. No longer were they safe in their own beds at night....
  • President Obama
    Context Matters: "The Taint of the Warrior"
    And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass found freedom and love
    As Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey made friends with more and more free blacks, a fire began to burn within him to be rid of slavery’s chains. He now began to consider various avenues by which he could buy his way to freedom and asked...
  • 'The Prince of Egypt' is a stunning masterpiece that will inspire you to believe
    'The Prince of Egypt' is a stunning masterpiece that will inspire you to believe
    “The Prince of Egypt” brings to life the story of Moses, as he embarks on a journey to free his people from the shackles of slavery in Egypt and lead them into the Promised Land.Faith is a very powerful theme in “The Prince of...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass learns the true meaning of slavery
    Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born in a slave cabin during February of 1818 on Colonel Edward Lloyd's plantation in Tuckahoe, along the eastern shore of Maryland. His mother, Harriett, was sent to a different plantation twelve miles...
  • Phillis Wheatley
    Phillis Wheatley wrote her way into the history books
    Running from the fire which blazed out of control, the little seven-year-old girl feverishly attempted to cling to her mother’s protective hand and traveled as fast as her child-sized legs would carry her. As she heard her mother yell her...
  • Shackles
    13 becomes a lucky number for slaves in the South
    On January 31, 1865, the House of Representatives passed legislation which would later become the first of three “Civil War” amendments. The 13th Amendment helped to reinforce President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, issued...
  • Black church in NYC
    Breaking the chains ( Blacks and Christianity )
    " Shine on Reverend Pearson who threw away the vain old god and kept Dickens and Rembrandt and fresh plowed sod " - Joni Mitchell " Shine"In the United States blacks are the most religious as a group and overwhelmingly...
  • Amistad
    Black History Month movies: African American slavery, abolition, emancipation
    Black History Month, February in the U.S. is about three things: exploring black culture, grieving the struggles of African Americans and celebrate their triumphs. The U.S. Census Bureau released facts about black Americans--where they've been...
  • Black History Month honors African American Scientists and Engineers that you may not know
    Black History Month honors African American Scientists and Engineers
    Blacks have been in America since the 1600s before it became the United States of America. February, the shortest month of the year celebrates African American history month. This is when time is set aside to honor contributions of Blacks in...
  • No Slavery
    Human trafficking and slavery are on the rise
    Nearly 30 million people are estimated to be in some form of slavery in the world today - more than at any point in human history. Human trafficking is a major issue, and it shows no signs of slowing down. It is an over $30 billion industry...
  • London's National Gallery
    'National Gallery' portrayed on a broad canvas
    Numbers alone are remarkable about Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary, about London’s National Gallery (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk) on Trafalgar Square, repository of 2,300 important paintings.The stunning three-hour-long film...