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Andra Day Becomes First Black Best Actress Winner in 35 Years

By Jackie Strause Holly Wood Reporter Andra Day won the Golden Globe best actress in a drama trophy for her performance in Hulu's The United States vs. Billie Holiday,...

US Park Police Names First Black Woman Chief in 230 Years

By Kaanita Iyer USA Today Pamela A. Smith has taken command of the U.S. Park Police, the first time a Black woman will lead the federal agency...

Alabama Freedom Rider Catherine Burks-Brooks recalls her civil rights journey

By Michael Sznadjerman Alabama Newscenter In her police mugshot taken almost 60 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, Catherine Burks-Brooks looks straight into the camera, without fear...

Teaching About the Unsung Heroes of Black History

By Mary Ashley Canevaro UAB News Each year in February, the United States honors Black History Month to celebrate the achievements of Black/African American individuals, recognizing...

Alabama Attorney Fred Gray Represented Civil Rights Giants, Becoming One

By Chuck Chandler Alabama Newscenter Few people can say they knew Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks when that internationally celebrated pair were average citizens. Fred D. Gray Sr. can. The...

Important Recently Released Books on Understanding Slavery

By James L. Baggett The stain of slavery, America’s original sin, runs through our history and culture. And the blight of racism remains with us,...

Important African American historical collections added to UAB Libraries

UAB News The University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries have added new resource collections focused on African American studies and history. The libraries have added several seminal...

Birmingham celebrates Black History Month with these activities   

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Honoring Black History Month may look and feel different this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic but there...

Nashville’s Newest Museum Traces History Of Black Music Across Genres

By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new museum two decades in the making is telling the interconnected story of Black musical...

Dianne Durham, first Black US women’s gymnastics champion, dies

NBC News Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship, died Thursday in Chicago following a short illness, her husband...

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