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When the past is present…

“…The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin

 

Chimpanzee Productions Seeks Interns

PBS Documentary and Multimedia Outreach Project Seeks Editing & New Media Interns
http://ddfr.tv/2011/08/digital-diaspora-family-reunion-seeks-interns/

 

Octavia Spencer: I’m done with the bad parts

Read the article: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/01/octavia-spencer-golden-globes-the-help.html

 

Octavia Spencer of ‘The Help’ wins best-supporting actress Oscar for role she inspired

Read the article at The Washington Post website: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/octavia-spencer-of-the-help-wins-best-supporting-actress-oscar-for-role-she-inspired/2012/02/26/gIQAmFtkcR_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop

 

Commentary: Remembering Black Atheists From History

The growing African-American atheist movement wants to remind you that not all Black heroes found haven in the church. http://www.bet.com/news/national/2012/02/23/commentary-remembering-black-atheists-from-history.html

 

New Monument Honors Last American Slave to Die

A new monument in Mississippi is honoring the last American slave to die. Read the article: http://www.theroot.com/monument-last-slave-to-die

 

The Pressure of Preserving Our Legacy

The head curator for the national African-American museum tells The Root what goes into his job. Read the full article: http://www.theroot.com/views/how-curate-black-museum

 

NPR’s Ann-Elise Henzel interviews Virgil Cameron and Fran Kaplan about ABHM’s Virtual Museum

Listen to the interview: Black Holocaust Museum Gets New Life Online (MP3)

 

Lawsuit claims Obama can’t be president because he’s ‘mulatto’

Obama and his grandparents

Obama and his grandparents

Read full article here: http://www.thegrio.com/politics/lawsuit-claims-obama-cant-be-president-because-hes-mulatto.php

 

ABHM Exhibits at MATC!

Dr. James Cameron speaking at the ceremony in Washington on the occasion of the 2005 formal apology of eighty US Senators for failing to outlaw lynching.

Dr. James Cameron speaking at the ceremony in Washington on the occasion of the 2005 formal apology of eighty US Senators for failing to outlaw lynching.

The Milwaukee Area Technical College is hosting the first public ABHM exhibit on its campus in Downtown Milwaukee in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit, featuring the 2005 Senate apology for failing to outlaw lynching, is mounted on the 2nd floor of the building near the 6th and State Street entrance. It can be viewed through February 29, 2012.

This installation represents the first of several planned by America’s Black Holocaust Museum, which is currently in negotiations for short and long-term exhibit space in public and private buildings around Greater Milwaukee. To host an exhibit, contact dr.fran@abhmuseum.org.

 

Black Male Student Success in Higher Education: A Report from the National Black Male College Achievement Study

This report is based on the National Black Male College Achievement Study, the largest-ever qualitative research study of Black undergraduate men. Offered in the report are key insights on success from achievers at 42 colleges and universities in 20 states across the U.S. https://www.gse.upenn.edu/equity/content/center-publications