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  • The JXN Project continues celebration of Jackson Ward's 150th anniversary through unveiling of signposts
    In the late morning sun, Sesha Joi Moon looked at the reveal of the thick “JXN Ward” letters spray-painted on the concrete sidewalk and grinned.
    09/18/2021 - 5:04 am | View Link
  • 'These are the ways we can create our own memorials:'
    In the late morning sun, Sesha Joi Moon looked at the reveal of the thick “JXN Ward” letters spray-painted on the concrete sidewalk and grinned.
    09/18/2021 - 5:04 am | View Link
  • Black Girl Magic Museum Ends Its Pop-Up Run in Louisiana
    We brought them in and told them about their history and their culture. We talked to them about economics and Black Wall Street ... point for selfies and other photo opportunities. While the ...
    09/10/2021 - 5:06 pm | View Link
  • Newcastle travel guide: what to see and where to stay on a weekend trip to the North East
    Mine the traditional past of this angel of the North East by riding the underground wagonway then make the most of its raucous nightlife ...
    09/9/2021 - 7:01 pm | View Link
  • Fourteenth and Jackson
    If the Bay Area is a microcosm, six figures and stock options will become the base level for surviving in America,” writes José Vadi in his new essay collection ‘Inter State.’ ...
    09/9/2021 - 6:06 am | View Link
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  • The New Press | Books to Change Minds About Justice
    The New Press is happy to share our Fall 2021 catalog, which includes books to be published between September 2021 and February 2022.The pandemic exposed systemic problems in our criminal justice system, our politics, our economy, and our culture at large, while it opened up conversations about racism, justice, and equality.
    09/19/2021 - 8:43 am | View Website
  • Chertsey
    Chertsey is a town in the Borough of Runnymede, Surrey, England, 29 km (18 mi) southwest of central London.The town grew up around Chertsey Abbey, founded in 666 AD, and was awarded a market charter by Henry I.A bridge across the River Thames was first constructed in the early 15th century. The River Bourne runs through the town to meet the Thames at Weybridge.
    09/18/2021 - 12:12 pm | View Website
  • Alexandria Black History Museum | City of Alexandria, VA
    The mission of the Black History Museum is to enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, to foster tolerance and understanding among all cultures and to stimulate appreciation of the diversity of the African American experience.
    09/17/2021 - 10:15 pm | View Website
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture ...
    History Early efforts. The concept of a national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture can be traced back to the second decade of the 20th century. In 1915, African-American veterans of the Union Army met at the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., for a reunion and parade. Frustrated with the racial discrimination they still faced, the veterans formed a ...
    09/17/2021 - 4:28 am | View Website
  • Nineteenth-Century North Carolina ...
    The High Point Furniture Manufacturing Company is founded. High Point begins its rise as a major furniture manufacturing center. May 29: William Henry Belk opens his first retail store in Monroe. 1889 The state’s first electric streetcars begin operating in Asheville. Leonidas Polk is elected leader of the national Farmer’s Alliance.
    09/16/2021 - 6:17 am | View Website
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