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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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  • Our critics make their picks for Black History Month

    Our critics make their picks for Black History Month
    For February, we asked the Tribune's arts critics for their best suggestions for entertainment for Black History Month. From the worlds of Chicago theater, music, dance and beyond — regardless of whether they are promoted as Black History Month...
  • 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...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...
  • 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,"...
  • Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line

    The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...
  • Calling out bugnut idiocy

    Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. "If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing...
  • Airman who went missing in Fells Point died accidentally, his family says

    Airman who went missing in Fells Point died accidentally, his family says
    Before his disappearance touched off a regional manhunt and his body was recovered from the waters off Fells Point, Evan Curbeam had been a standout in the Air National Guard. Last year, he appeared in a recruitment video. This year he was named Airman of...
  • White and others honor King's legacy in Anne Arundel

    White and others honor King's legacy in Anne Arundel
    Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County. These days, White is busy...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • Fantasy of Flight: Tuskegee Airmen set for symposium

     
    Members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen are returning to Fantasy of Flight next month to kick off the attraction's Legends and Legacies symposium. “They Dared to Fly” sessions, tied to Black History Month, features Q&As with several of the...
  • This weekend: Super Bowl; Beyoncé live; Maggie Smith soars in ‘Downton Abbey’

     
    The weekend belongs to CBS, which will present the Super Bowl on Sunday. The NFL extravaganza is the most-watched program each year, and the game transforms commercial-watching into a sport for a day. CBS anchor Scott Pelley will interview Barack Obama at...