News: “The Human Rights Archive at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library and the estate of broadcaster Jean Dominique have announced a partnership to preserve the broadcast archives of the journalist’s iconic Radio Haiti station. From the 1960s to 2002, Radio Haiti was that country’s first independent radio station, promoting democratic freedoms, speaking out against human rights […]
Emory University Acquires the Papers of a Civil Rights Hero The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University has acquired a collection of papers from the Rev. C.T. Vivian and his wife Octavia Geans Vivian, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Mrs. Vivian, who died […]
Rep. Shirley Chisholm was a pioneer – first African American to run for president from a major political party, first African American women to serve in the US Congress… Read more about the unveiling of the US postage stamp in her honor.
The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives was featured in the January 26, 2014 edition of Washington Post Magazine. ‘Closer Inspection’ by Kris Coronado examines several artifacts in our collection documenting DC Public School History and features remarks from Museum Director, Kimberly Springle and the Museum’s Resident Historian, Kenneth Stuckey.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
We salute Amiri Baraka and his timeless and priceless mark on history – Blacks Arts Movement and American culture. In his own words – In 2012, he lectured at the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit.