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 […]
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 […]