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Previously broadcast July 15th & 16th, 2011
Black History Tours~ Live @ African American Heritage Tour
Listen to interviews with Dr. Sherry Dupree and Harris Rosen of the Rosen Hotel's who hosted the group.
This tour is designed to attract education professionals and other cultural history enthusiasts.
Black History Month was in February, but we believe that black history is American history and should be celebrated all year long. Teen hosts Yanira, Morh'ese, and Robert discuss black history and what it means to be a young black person living in the United States. Our guest is Antwon Dixon, an advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers.
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"I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge." - Oprah Winfrey
Is Black History Month Relevant? Does Black History have a place in American History? Do you celebrate Black History everyday or just in the month of February?
The Lines are open and Let's Discuss ~ Black History and Where We Are Today!
Why do we have Black History Month? This question is probably one of the most raised questions in the month of February in many classrooms across America. Blacks living in America during the early years of the twentieth century were commonly accepted as having little history other than that of slavery. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History” was fully aware of the tremendous contributions made by Blacks to this country. The accomplishment made by Blacks after slavery was celebrated in Black communities across the nation. In 1926, Dr. Carter Woodson initiated a national Negro History week to recognize and promote the achievements of Black Americans. It is commonly said that Woodson selected February to encompass the birthdays of two great Americans who played a prominent role in shaping black history, namely Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Some may ask what is so special or different about the history of Blacks living in America that warrants a month or even a year of celebration. Our guest speaker, Nathaniel Larimore has taught Social Studies for fourteen years in the Baltimore City Public Schools System. He has been teaching American Government and African American Studies at Baltimore City College High School since 2003. His current teaching assignments at Baltimore City College are American Government- CP and Theory of Knowledge-IB.
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February was chosen by author and historian Carter G. Woodson as the time for the original Black History Week because it took so long for the news to get around to Black folks that slavery had been abolished. Mr. Woodson's book, The Mis-Education of the Negro, addresses issues of education, economics and self esteem that we would be well served to take heed to in 2014. Many of the hindrances spoken of in a book written in 1933 are still alive and well today, with this in mind a look at history may be just what our modern society needs. Let us remember, those who do not learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Join us this Thursday, February 20th from 7p-9p CDT on Rap Sessions Radio to discuss this very important topic. Log on at www.blogtalkradio.com/rapsessions or call 347.857.2097. Let us come and reason together.
I have a message for Black America. In light of this month being designated Black History Month, I feel this would be an opportune time to bring the message and see what resolves we come to, as a people. During the month I will be sharing contributions of Black Americans as a tribute to a great people.
by Paul Ruffins
Black history may have seemed “lost, stolen or strayed” at one time, but since then much of the African American past has been rediscovered and reanalyzed.
Unfortunately, this new research hasn’t yet filtered down to high schools, and many students and others still base their thinking on the information that existed in 1968 when CBS News produced the film Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed. At that time, many important works on Black history were more than thirty years out of date. For example, W.E.B. DuBois wrote History of the African Slave Trade in 1896 and Black Reconstruction in 1935, and Dr. Lorenzo Green finished The Negro in Colonial New England, 1620-1776 in 1942.
Over the past thirty years, historians, anthropologists, and other scholars such as John Blassingame, Dr. Eugene Genovese and Ira Berlin have revolutionized the study of African American life, history, and culture.
Some facts are indisputable. A few free Africans came to the New World with Columbus. African slaves first arrived in the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean in 1502 and came to what was to become the United States of America in 1619. Over the next 250 years, some African Americans were freed or freed themselves. The U.S. banned the external slave trade in 1808, and states from Maine to Maryland gradually enacted abolition laws.
Unfortunately, some historical questions may never be answered. For example, although estimates range from thirteen million to thirty million, we will probably never know exactly how many people were taken out of Africa during the slave trade because boats and people were counted differently in different African and European languages.
Black Issues presents some of the latest thinking to help educators lay to rest these ten common myths and misconceptions that distort and oversimplify nearly 500 years of African American history.
For 28 days of the year, the US gives time for people to reflect on the accomplishments of Black Americans. While the selected month has its significance, once it's over there's another 365 days before it's even mentioned again. Join Pastor Neal as he kicks off Black History Month with facts and discussions on the diversity of the Black religious and philosophical experience.