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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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  • Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

    Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation
    When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
  • Black history is American history

    In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, through his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), founded and promoted Negro History Week. He selected February...
  • Shadia: A mainstream look at the Nation of Islam

    The Nation of Islam teaches a different kind of Islam from the one I know. So I wanted to take part of Black History Month to explore the organization, which is closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement but never far from controversy. Though I...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Day Trip

    Fairfax, Va. Blake Shelton Stop by for Weekends at Mason to see country singer (and NBC's "The Voice" celebrity vocal coach) Blake Shelton's "Well Lit & Amplified" tour. Performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, on the campus of George Mason...
  • Activists protest condition of former Read's drug store

    Activists rallied outside a ramshackle West Baltimore storefront Saturday afternoon, demanding city officials take steps to quickly stabilize the building, which was the site of a historic civil rights protest. "The roof needs to be put back on," said C....
  • Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history

    Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history
    The viewers stand transfixed, leaning in again and again for a closer look as they inspect 32 panels of photographs that capture both the everyday and the celebratory moments in the lives of Howard County's early black families. Many pull out their...
  • The story of U.S.

    For the past many months, Cable TV's History Channel has been using a rather clever tag line that notes History is made every day. Historians, academics and anyone with a basic knowledge of what came before can have spirited discussions for hours on...
  • A sense of history

    A sense of history
    "History is the greatest narrative," the Rev. Heber Brown III told more than 20 people in the pews Feb. 17 at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church. The church held a Black History Month event that was billed as "a celebration of north Baltimore's black history,"...
  • Crashing the Oscars

    The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
  • Legislative victory launched legacy of patient advocacy

    Legislative victory launched legacy of patient advocacy
    Former Del.Mary T. Christian was in at the birth of the Patient Advocate Foundation in 1996, after she sponsored a 1994 bill in the General Assembly that triggered its subsequent work. She served on its inaugural board and has "retained a sisterly...