February 6, 2013
"The Black Wall Street"
During the oil boom of the 1910s, the area of northeast
Oklahoma around Tulsa flourished, including the
Greenwood neighborhood, which came to be known
as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred
to as "the Black Wall Street") The area was home
to several prominent black businessmen, many of them
multimillionaires. Read More
|Black History Month
February 1 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which
abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38th Congress. Ratification was
completed December 6, 1865. Also in 1870, Jonathan Jasper Wright
was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court. Read More
Think about it — African Americans spend $850 billion annually
on goods and services.Read More
Together, We Can Mend The Broken...
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American
woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City
bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks
initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality. .
Good news for Black History month.
Movies make a difference. BG
Thanks to 'Lincoln,'
Mississippi Has Finally
Definitely Ratified the
by Adam Clark Estes Feb 17, 2013
Definitely Ratified the Thirteenth Amendment A middle-aged recent immigrant from India
recently set into motion a series of events that eventually led to Mississippi finally ratifying
the Constitutional amendment banning slavery. The rousing finale of the movie Lincoln
served as inspiration. It sounds like a joke, but it's true. And even though it's been nearly
150 years since that fateful day in the Capitol in 1864, Mississippi's becoming the final state
to officially ratify the Thirteenth Amendment serves as the final punctuation mark on a dark
chapter in American history. Read More
Black History Month
Black History Month celebrates African-Americans' contributions to American history and development. The
month-long affair was the brainchild of distinguished black historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who established "Negro
History Week" in 1926. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the births of Frederick
Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, two influential figures in Black history. In 1976, President Ford issued the first
Message of Observance of Black History Month. Ten years later, Congress designated February "National Black
(Afro-American) History Month.".See MorePages 1-71