Tag: black history

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Cornell University Makes 19th Century Black America Photo Archive Available to Public

article via theguardian.com

Cornell University in New York has made a priceless photographic archive available to the public.  It shows the lives of black Americans as they rose through society after the antebellum era. To see all photographs, go to: Loewentheil Collection of African American Photographs

To see original article, go to: A taste of freedom: black America in the 19th century – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

LANDMARKS: A Walk Through the Sites of African American History

Villa Lewaro, Madam C.J. Walker Estate, Irvington, NY (Photo: Historic New England/David Bohl)

The history of African Americans is typically thought of as people and events, but those could not come together without places and spaces. In an effort to preserve many of the sites where Black History…

To see more, go to: A Walk Through the Sites of African American History via ebony.com

Forty-Eight Years Ago Today: Martin Luther King Jr. Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Martin Luther King Jr.
On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rights movement at age 35, making him the youngest person to receive the honor.  By the mid-’60s, King was known internationally for his work in advocating racial equality through nonviolent civil disobedience. King was influenced by Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi and appropriated many of his theories about nonviolence in his organization of peaceful protests that were often met with brutal violence by whites. 

Upon notification of his Nobel win, King announced that he would donate the $54,123 in prize money to further the civil rights movement.  King continued to work as an activist and an outspoken advocate of civil rights until he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee.

article by Naeesa Aziz via bet.com (Photo: Keystone/Getty Images)