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Celebrate Black History

by Casey | Posted on February 3rd, 2011

“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Virginia celebrates Black History Month with events honoring ”creative dedicated minority” such as the Tuskegee Airmen, astronaut and former NFL player Leland Melvin, “Big 6″ Freedom Rider Dr. James Farmer Jr. and fellow Freedom Rider, U.S. Congressman Bob Filner.

1865 Exhibit and Canal Walk in Richmond

Take the time to realize where the country was versus where it is today when you visit sites like Hampton University Museum, the oldest African-American museum in the United States; the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe, “Freedom’s Fort” for thousands of runaway slaves during the Civil War; Maggie Walker National Historic Site, the home of the country’s first female African-American bank president; the Robert Russa Moton Museum, where a student strike in 1951 spurred the lawsuit of Brown v. The Board of Education in 1954; and Anne Spencer House and Gardens, the home of  the internationally acclaimed Harlem Renaissance poet.

All of Virginia has been touched by African-American influence – from the beginning in Jamestown to today’s actions at the State Capitol and Virginia’s colleges and universities. Learn more through Black History Month events and historic sites.

“In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”
-Booker T. Washington

 



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2 Responses to “Celebrate Black History”

  1. Keep telling that history:

    Read the greatest fictionalized ‘historical novel’, Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com The greatest story of Black Military History…5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercial: youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs

    Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn’t for the 9th Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

    Visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at: alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890′s, spread the word.

    Peace.