The First Black History Is No Mystery Gala Event honoring Dr. Alvin Poussaint.  by Adrianne Dillion On May 4, 1995, Black History Magazine presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Alvin Poussaint at a gala celebration and fund raiser at the Four Seasons Hotel. The psychiatrist told a gathering of about...

African Survivals

By Dr. Edward Beasley In many American public schools, Africa has been presented as a continent lacking a creditable history. Students have been taught to think of a dark continent far removed from civilization. But research reveals that students use African products each day. African words are reflected in their...
The New Negro, 1920-1935 by Dr. David Levering Lewis From the Early 1920s until the mid-30s, artistic tremors rolled through Afro-America. Dramatic societies, literary clubs, and poetry groups sprang up in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, and Topeka, among other places. In Boston, the Quill Club launched the Saturday Evening Quill...
Dr. ALVIN POUSSAINT
  THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF ESTEEM Interview by William Singleton, Jr. Singleton: How did you succeed? Who helped you? What hurt or hindered you and what ways of thinking encourage you? Dr. Poussaint: I think in my own success my family was very supportive. I grew up in East Harlem in New York...
Titus Murphy

The Good Samaritan

Titus Murphy saved Reginald Denny from the worst riot in this century On June 16, 1992 Titus Murphy of Los Angeles, California granted an interview to Black History magazine. He was one of four people who helped save a White truck driver (Reginald Denny), from the riots in Los...
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THE HISTORY OF RIOTS

In The 20th Century: A United State's Problem Nightline Looks At This Century's Worst Riots Nightline aired a segment dealing with the Los Angeles riots following the first verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case. We thought it would be of great interest to our readers, who may have missed...
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X Slave

Fear of Insurrection From: Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl Born a slave in 1813, Harriet A. Jacobs became a fugitive in the 1830s. In 1861 she published the account of her ordeal as a slave under the pseudonym Linda Brent. Lydia Maria Child, a well-known Abolitionist-feminist writer and...
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NUBIAN NYNEX

Nubian Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts by Azell Murphy Ancient Nubian civilization flourished for more than six thousand years. This sophisticated and unique culture is characterized by its own artistic development, central organization often led by a king, and during one period, a type of writing call Meroitic....