Don Lemon: Legacy of ‘one drop’ rule inspires search for family history

You never know from where inspiration will come. I am often envious of my friends who can recite stories about ancestors that have been handed down through generations. I can't do that. As a descendant of slavery in America, that hasn't felt … [Continue reading...]

Caribbean genealogy library offers a window into the past

In a clean and bright room on St. Thomas, buried treasure is waiting to be found. The Caribbean Genealogy Library, founded in 2000, holds a treasure trove of historical documents to help Virgin Islanders trace their family trees. Loaded with … [Continue reading...]

National Museum of African American History and Culture Exhibition Examines Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Monticello will present “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,” an exhibition of artifacts—many never seen before—from excavations at Jefferson’s Virginia … [Continue reading...]

Q-Tip Gets Swabbed & Discovers His African Roots

A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip tests his DNA to trace back his African ancestral roots. … [Continue reading...]

The Shocking True Story of a Deadly Black/Indian Alliance in the Old West – New Novel Uncovers the Fascinating Tale

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In the summer of 1895, terror gripped the Indian Territories (today's Oklahoma). The youthful, multi-racial Rufus Buck gang was on the rampage. Their goal: to reclaim Indian lands from US … [Continue reading...]

Readex to Launch Digital Edition of the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Unparalleled Collection of Afro-Americana

Naples, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 A digital edition of Afro-Americana, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia will be introduced in late Spring 2012 by Readex, a division of NewsBank. Created from the Library Company’s acclaimed … [Continue reading...]

Plains reclaim historical farming town

From old mining towns in the mountains that saw claims dry up to farming communities on the Eastern Plains that suffered from a lack of water, Ghost towns exist throughout Colorado. The founder of one of these farming communities - Oliver … [Continue reading...]

Jekyll Island Authority Announces Black History Month Celebration

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jekyll Island will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the experiences of African Americans on the Georgia coast.  Special events offered throughout the month of … [Continue reading...]

Bounce TV Celebrates Black History Month with “Our History” Campaign

ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV's (http://www.bouncetv.com) first Black History Month tribute will be called "Our History" and will feature Bounce TV premieres of powerful documentaries spanning topics such as slavery, the Civil … [Continue reading...]

Showtime® Kicks Off Black History Month With Documentary “Brooklyn Boheme”

Nelson George’s Documentary Chronicling The Black Artist Community of Fort Greene Debuts On February 2nd At 8:30 PM (ET/PT) LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2012) – SHOWTIME will begin a month-long series of programming in honor of Black History Month, … [Continue reading...]