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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk

    When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore. Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
  • A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops

    A vengeful Confederate attack in Charles City ends in triumph for black Union troops
    Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864. So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
  • Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor

    Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor
    Long before he left his Main Street home on the afternoon of July 11, 1863, David Minton Wright ranked as one of Norfolk’s most respected physicians. Many people remembered his selflessness during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855, when...
  • WGA: Billy Ray Wins Adapted Screenplay Award for 'Captain Phillips'

    Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama "Captain Phillips" and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer "Her." Ray won over Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County,"...
  • ART

    ART
    "African Heritage": The Black History Month-themed display of works capturing landmark moments in African-American history is drawn from a collection of a dozen local artists. Highlights include Bryan Favors’ original sculptures and artifacts, Betty...
  • Black History Month events

    Black History Month events
    February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.   Hampton 17th Annual Black History Program...
  • School apologizes for fried chicken on Black History Month menu

    The principal of an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California has apologized over a lunch menu supposedly intended to celebrate Black History Month that included cornbread, fried chicken and watermelon. "I'd like to apologize for the...
  • Black History Month lunch menu sparked classroom laughter: student

    Black History Month lunch menu sparked classroom laughter: student
    When an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California this week announced over the public address system that a lunch menu in honor of Black History Month would include watermelon and fried chicken, classrooms erupted in nervous laughter...
  • TV Picks: Abbi Jacobson, 'Spies of Mississippi,' Butch and Sundance

    TV Picks: Abbi Jacobson, 'Spies of Mississippi,' Butch and Sundance
    "Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
  • WATCH: Pedestrian knocked off his feet by tsunami of snow

    WATCH: Pedestrian knocked off his feet by tsunami of snow
    Surveillance cameras at a New York City car dealership captured a pedestrian being knocked off his feet by a wave of slush tossed up by a fast-moving snowplow. It was a case of splash and run. The video, from Newsfix, shows an unsuspecting, bundled-up...
  • Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash

    Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash
    Chris Kattan, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, was arrested early Monday morning after a freeway crash in Los Angeles.   Reports on the incident included news of Kattan's air bag deploying from KNX 1070 and the comedian suffering a bloody nose....