Category Archives: History

African American Photographs Assembled for the 1900 Paris Exposition

I love old photographs, especially ones taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The African American Photographs Assembled for  the 1900 Paris Exposition is one of my favorite collections.  The photographs, housed at the Library of Congress and … Continue reading

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Welcome New subscribers

To the moderator of and subscribers to H-Afro-Am thank you for visiting my blog today and to all those who subscribed, double thanks.  And, a shout out to HM for announcing african.americana on the list. To all my other readers … Continue reading

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Documentary | The Prep School Negro

The Prep School Negro documents the prep school experience of filmmaker André Robert Lee.  At age 14, Lee received a scholarship to attend the elite Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, a world away from his inner city home.  The film … Continue reading

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African American Thinkers at Big Think

Over the weekend I happened upon the site, Big Think.  Not sure how to describe other than to say, it reminds me of TED. The experts section is chalk full of folk waxing about arts & culture, history, identity, media, … Continue reading

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The Great Debate III: Yale vs. Howard

If you are in the DC area this weekend, watch teams from Howard and Yale universities debate during the NAACP’s third Annual “Great Debate” scheduled to take place on the campus of Howard University. If you’re not…well, you can always … Continue reading

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Regina Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

To wrap up National Library Week I invite you to check out Professor Ethelene Whitmire’s blog, Regina Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian.  Professor Whitmire is currently writing a biography about Regina Andrews, the first African American Supervising Librarian in the New … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stone Center Library Guide to the Web!

In the mid 1990s while working at a university, I compiled my first list of “African American Internet Resources.”  At my next job, I continued to add to the list.  By the early 2000s, a static web page was no … Continue reading

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