Are there places in your community that need to be preserved? Act Now!
In Tallahassee, FL – Four landmarks of African American history are in need of preservation. The National Association for the Preservation of African-American History and Culture (NAPAAHC) recently released a list of threatened properties that serve as important landmarks of African American history. Check out this story on fsunews.com
BBC Radio 4 produces amazing series on history of Black British media
While on the treadmill I started listening to this series and was transfixed….such that a 30 min workout was too short ! “This Radio 4 series covers a huge span of black British theatre, TV and film – from Ira Aldridge to Steve McQueen, and Nina Baden-Semper to Bola Agbaje – it’s a great […]
The Legacy of James Hemings – a Paris-trained Chef enslaved at Monticello
I love it when content looks at history in the present tense. Check out Michel Martin of NPR‘s story on enslaved chef James Hemings’ of Monticello revived in the modern times… Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery
Happy Birthday ASALH!!
1915 marked the start of the venerable Association as the established call it and the emerging say ASALH. The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community To read more […]
Inquiring Minds Want to Know – What Do Archivists Do?
People usually ask me if I am archivist – I say no I am an archival advocate. Also know as – some of my closest friends are archivists! Click here to take a peek into what they do all day.
#PreserveYourLegacy- Photo Captions
If you are like me, I often look back and old photographs and wonder – now, who was that in the red hat that I was talking to a 1999 Memorial Day picnic?! I suggest using a soft pencil and writing on the back of the old photos to capture that information. For digital photos […]
Scrapbooks are History books
In 1854 Frederick Douglass urged the readers of his newspaper to clip out an article called “Black Heroes”: “Colored men! Save this extract. Cut it out and put it in your Scrap-book.” The item told of armed African American soldiers in the Revolutionary War and listed the names of eighteenth-century “black men who had […]
100 Years and Counting!
This year is a milestone year for the US and the study of Black History – ASALH turns 100 and Dr. John Hope Franklin would have been 100 years old. When Carter G. Woodson and others set out to form an organization that would educate and inform the world about the achievements and impact of […]
#BlackLivesMatter I have been following the outrage on social media, the mass media accounts and the artful inspirations that have come forth from the tragedies of the loss of Black Americans during police interactions. As a preservationist, I wonder how will we or our children be able to access this history. Most of it is […]
Wishing you and yours a prosperous new year!
How Many Black Histories We Still Don’t Know: An Interview With Simone Leigh
I was re-reading this article today and it struck in my way it did not last month – I wonder what is an appropriate response to the effect of personal history on business decisions. Hmmmm… How Many Black Histories We Still Don’t Know: An Interview With Simone Leigh On the next block, the Weeksville […]