Monday, February 17, 2014

Nat Turner Hero or Villain

Nat Turner|Nat Turner's Rebellion|Slaves In America

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

Black Art Posters|Black Art Prints|Philadelphia

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.

For the largest collection of Black Art Posters, Black Art Print in Philadelphia I suggest Affordable And Historical Art.

The video below shows just a small sample of the 500+ Historical Black Art Posters available.

Visit the website, Affordable And Historical Art for details.

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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African American Scientists Inventors Explorers
Black Power Movement

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.