An organization’s project gathers oral histories of prominent African Americans.
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical A Lecture by Sherie M. Randolph African American Studies & History University of Michigan Tuesday, October 6, 3:30 pm, East Duke Parlor Duke University, East Campus Often photographed...Show More Summary
Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson made history at the Emmys on Sunday night. Up until that night, there hadn’t been two African American actresses nominated in the Best Actress category. No one knew how the awards were going to pan out, but the odds were that Henson or Davis was going to walk away... Show More Summary
Two actresses had a chance to make Emmy history on Sunday night: both Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson were nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, so both of them had the chance to become the first African American actress to win the Emmy. Viola won for her acting in ‘How To Get […]
Last night Viola Davis made history as the first African American woman to win for Lead Actress in a Drama at the 2015 Emmy Awards. Viola won for her starring role in Shonda Rhimes’s show, ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’ Watch her emotional speech after the break. RELATED: Here’s the complete list of nominees […]
Viola Davis was emotional as she delivered a powerful acceptance speech at the Emmy awards, making a passionate plea for more diversity in Hollywood. She's the first African American ever to win best actress in a drama series. ...
Last night was the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards! History was made when ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ star Viola Davis became the first African American actress to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama. ‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm took home a statuette of his own (and thanked ex-girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt in […]
Viola Davis won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, and her speech was slay AF. She's the first African American woman to win the award.
Viola Davis has already made Emmy history. When she nabbed a nomination for her portrayal of Annalise Keating on the show How To Get Away With Murder, she was one of two African American actresses nominated for Best Lead actress in a Drama Series. Show More Summary
The book club is considering suing for "malicious oppression." The Napa Valley Wine Train, which kicked off 11 African American women late last month, has received complaints from other minority groups regarding their treatment in the past. Show More Summary
Think about this for a moment: our country's first African American President is the one several Native American leaders have called the best in our history when it comes to...
I am only one generation removed from the history of African American migrants who, between 1917 and 1970, travelled North seeking economic opportunity, education, and respite from the strictures of Jim Crow South.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts opened a new exhibition on August 22: Common Ground: African American Art from the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and the Muskegon Museum of Art, with sculpture, paintings, and works on paper by more than 60 artists. Show More Summary
Chicago Park District officials are to announce Tuesday morning a recommendation that 31st Street Beach be renamed for the late Margaret Burroughs, co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History and longtime Park District commissioner.
Inevitably, the history of Black American opera chronicles not just perseverance and accomplishment, but also racism and exclusion.
In the course of American and world history, slavery and the Holocaust are sui generis cataclysms. Any comparisons—especially casual ones—to the Nazi genocide of European Jewry and the bondage and oppression of African Americans necessarily diminish these unique and unparalleled horrors. Show More Summary
"The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open next fall in Washington, D.C., has started collecting banners and posters from the #Ferguson protests, as well as gas masks donned by protesters and cell phone videos taken at the various demonstrations. Show More Summary
Misty Copeland in an Under Armour commercial Misty Copeland made history on June 30th when she was promoted within the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African American ballerina to reach the rank of Principal Dancer and the second-ever black soloist in the traditionally white ballet company. Show More Summary
The DuSable Museum of African American History on Monday sought to calm community concerns set off by a University of Chicago professor's proposal that the school take over programming at the South Side museum.
As an American citizen of African ancestry, I found my identity in the National Park System. I can hardly describe the feelings of pride and the sense of liberation from the burden of history that said my forebears were only good for...Show More Summary