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Juneteenth: Celebrating Emancipation

Repost–Never. Forget. Juneteenth is The Oldest U.S. Celebration of the 1863 Emancipation of the Slaves In September 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented The Emancipation Proclamation to Congress; the effective date was set for January 1, 1863. However notification of freedom did not reach the slaves in Texas until two and one-half years after the end

 
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Black History Month Google Doodle: Langston Hughes

Today, February 1, is the first day of Black History Month. It is also the 113th birthday of Langston Hughes, author, poet, social activist, and leader of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.   Google is celebrating by honoring the late Langston Hughes, with an awesome “Google Doodle” via YouTube. Enjoy!         Related articles

 
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Today in Black History: January 2

          The filmmaker Oscar Micheaux was born on this day in 1884. He first formed his own production company to produce his novel, The Homesteader, then went on to produce more than 30 more films.           Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was born on this day in

 
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