Ida B. Wells’s 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder

Today, Thursday, July 16, 2015, Google is honoring the 153rd birthday of civil rights activist, suffragist and journalist, Ida B. Wells, with a Doodle of her typing away on typewriter with a piece of luggage by her side. In a tribute to Wells, Google wrote, “She was a fierce opponent of segregation and wrote prolificallyContinue reading “Ida B. Wells’s 153rd Birthday and Her Connection with Dr. Tyree Wieder”

Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American citizens throughout the United States. It was on June 19th, that the UnionContinue reading “Celebrating Juneteenth”

California Red Tails to Fly Over Allensworth for Juneteenth Celebration

Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park is the only California town to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans.  On June 14, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friends of Allensworth will host its annual Juneteenth celebration. When: Saturday, June 14, 2014 Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Where: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Juneteenth is theContinue reading “California Red Tails to Fly Over Allensworth for Juneteenth Celebration”

Ruby Dee Dead at 91: Legendary Stage and Screen Actress — and Civil Rights Leader

New York Daily News reports:  Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer anyContinue reading “Ruby Dee Dead at 91: Legendary Stage and Screen Actress — and Civil Rights Leader”