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Documenting Black Queer History of the 20th Century

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

Outside of the life and writings of mainstream names such as Bayard Rustin, Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, there are very little primary sources and first person accounts of what life was like for Black LGBTQ people during the time period of the 1950s and 1960s.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Why Danny Glover Continues to Support Venezuela

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

During the trans-Atlantic slave trade an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans were transported to Venezuela. Over 100 years later, racism and marginalization in the education, economic and political front remain challenges for the estimated 20 to 30 percent of Afro-descendants in Venezuela.

He Looks A LOT Like ...

Posted 09.12.2013 | Celebrity

Does Jay-Z have a look-alike from 1939, or are they really the same person? The discovery of a vintage photo of a man who bears an uncanny resembla...

New York Celebrates Lincoln and Emancipation But Important Things Are Missing

Alan Singer | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit, is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

First Draft Of Emancipation Proclamation Goes On Display

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.22.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Issued 150 years ago this week, President Abraham Lincoln's initial proclamation that he would free the South's slaves is enjoying ...

Interview: How Libraries Changed Maya Angelou's Life

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

When legendary poet, author, and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou was a young girl, she truly believed that her words killed a man.