Monday, February 17, 2014

Nat Turner Hero or Villain

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Nat, remembered today as "Nat Turner", (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave whose failed slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, was the most remarkable instance of black resistance to enslavement in the antebellum southern United States.

His methodical slaughter of white civilians during the uprising made him a controversial figure, but he is still considered by many to be a heroic figure of black resistance to oppression. Though he became known as Nat Turner in the aftermath of the uprising, his actual given name was simply Nat.  

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

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Best Source For Black Art Posters & Black History Prints In Philadelphia

February has arrived and that means - Black History Month.

Over the course of the month, Americans will celebrate the rich heritage and legacy of African American in the United States. Visit, Black History Month 2014 to learn more about the people and events that shaped the Black experience in America.

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Posters are 11x17, easily frameable and make the perfect addition to any room or office. Excellent way to Share the Legacy. Great also for schools, churches, civic organizations, etc.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Black History Month|The Legacy of African Americans

African-Americans contributed in all aspects of American culture such as writing, art, agriculture, music, and entertainment, social and technological among countless others. February designated "Black History Month," moreover referred to as African-American History Month, or African Heritage Month, to revere these achievements.

African Americans or Black Americans are American citizens who have their origins in Africa. In the U.S., the term is generally used for Americans with at least partial Sub-Saharan African origin.

Historian Carter G. Woodson started Black History Month in 1926. Woodson chose the second week of February to celebrate black history as it marked the birthdays of two Americans who completely influenced the existence and social condition of African Americans: former President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

At the time Woodson started Black History Month, depiction and acknowledgement of African-Americans' contributions to U.S. history was not mainstream; suggestions to African-Americans as a rule only included slaves and their children. The mentioning of George Washington Carver, a scientist, botanist, educator and inventor whose research and teaching revolutionized agriculture, was a common exception. Also, W.E.B. DuBois' 1935 work "Black Reconstruction" was an early work in history that pointed to African American contributions.

During its initiation, when Black History Month was identified as "Negro History Week", it was a week dedicated to celebrating the birthdays of two very important people in the history of the United States - Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Frederick Douglass was a former slave turned abolitionist and Abraham Lincoln was the president who ensured slave liberty.

Today, Black History Month is a controversial observance. Many disapprove of the fairness of a specified month devoted to the history of one race. Magazines like Time, Newsweek, USA Today and BusinessWeek have published articles on this controversy.

Notable modern-day African Americans celebrated are Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Ronald McNair, Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Kanye West and many more. Read more about these modern-day African-Americans in magazines like Time, Vibe, Essence, Billboard, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly and O the Oprah magazine.

However, some people also consider it to be an "awakening" and "awareness" cause, which has an important place in society. Such people believe that as long as there is a vein of racial bigotry, there will always be a need for the Black History Month.

Friday, November 29, 2013

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black History Through Black Art Prints

Historical Black Figures Captured in Print

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His 50 urban art prints are the most widely circulated African American art prints in the world. At the age of 15, he started working as an artist, on Chicago's Historic East 87th Street Black Business District, drawing and painting ...

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12x15.25' limited edition serigraph of 19 $225. Black Art In America™ is proud to make available these original prints by artist Jamaal Barber. Original fine art prints are great additions for beginning or seasoned collectors.

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Black History Books for Black History Month

Black History Books

With Black History Month right around the corner, I decided to share a brief post about great books about the history of African Americans.

I've pulled from several sources to provide a variety of excellent black history books that should be in your library.

Campaign for the American Reader: Ten top books for Black History ... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:07:00 GMT

At the Guardian, Kirk named his top ten books for Black History month. (Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October.) One title on the list:.

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“Drum Majors For Justice” Book An Intro To African-American ... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:13:18 GMT

This is the first book from Khalid El-Hakim, a former Detroit schools teacher who has dedicated himself to working full time with the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. As the entrepreneur of the museum, he has traveled across ...

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New Book Highlights Often Forgotten Piece of Black History - BCNN1 Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:50:28 GMT

'When you think about black history, you think about touch points like slavery, colonialism, apartheid,' Powers says. 'Those are heavy and difficult topics. But there also lives being led and poetry being created and plays being ...

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Black is Beautiful Little Known Black History Fact | Black America Web Tue, 26 Nov 2013 03:05:29 GMT

Little Known Black History Fact: Black is Beautiful ... The Black is Beautiful movement became the most prominent in the writings of author Steve Biko in his book, the “Black Consciousness Movement” in South Africa. The book ...

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A chronicler of black history looks back - and ahead - Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:05:42 GMT

Philly.comA chronicler of black history looks back - and aheadPhilly.comMichaux introduced him to Malcolm X as a collector of black books. 'And Malcolm said, 'Brother, what woke you up?' In other words, what got you into our history? That was five we ...

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Sherri Fergusons' Motivational Book Captures the History and Beauty of African ... - PR Web (press release) Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:05:48 GMT

PR Web (press release)Sherri Fergusons' Motivational Book Captures the History and Beauty of African ...PR Web (press release)In her book, titled My Heritage ABC, she exceptionally and exquisitely put together African and African-American history, al ...

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Professor Gates co-authors book about African American history - The Cincinnati Herald Sat, 09 Nov 2013 09:02:14 GMT

The Cincinnati HeraldProfessor Gates co-authors book about African American historyThe Cincinnati HeraldBy and large, the history books have marginalized the African American community by either omitting or minimizing its cornucopia of contributions ...

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Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations Covers 5000 Years - New York Times Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:39:40 GMT

Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations Covers 5000 YearsNew York TimesBartlett's Familiar Black Quotations steamrolls any objections. It is not only the most comprehensive book of quotations from black thinkers over some 5,000 years of recorded history ...

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