The Great Western Staircase is located in the New York State Capitol Building in Albany, NY, and portrays busts of famous New York State historical figures and significant scenes in American history.
Among the 77 busts carved, some of the names include, Susan B. Anthony, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, and, most importantly, Frederick Douglass. Continue reading “Frederick Douglass’ Name Misspelled For Nearly 130 Years”
Today we honor one of black history’s greatest and most underrated, Perry Young, the first African American pilot to fly for a regularly scheduled commercial airline in the United States. It’s August 14, 1939. The second World War has begun, Marvin Gaye had just been born a few months prior, and no one knew who …
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January 7 W.B. Purvis patented the fountain pen 1890 Marian Anderson, first Black person to appear in Metropolitan Opera in Verdi’s Masked Ball 1955 January 8 Fannie M. Jackson, pioneer and educator, first Black woman college graduate in US born (1836 – 1913)
Celebrating Black History Month WHEC News10NBC honors WDKX-FM and the legacy of founder Andrew Langston
Constance Mitchell Originally from New Rochelle, New York, Constance Mitchell moved to Rochester, N.Y. with her husband John Mitchell in 1950. She played a very active role in empowering the community socially, politically, and economically. In 1961 Constance Mitchell was elected to the Monroe County Legislature (formerly the Monroe County Board of Supervisors).
Sandwiched between his resident Negros, Omarosa and Carson, President Trump gave an uninspired speech for Black History Month.
Movie Lineup for the Month: CHI-RAQ – Sat. 2/6, 3pm – $5 tickets About the movie: http://www.chiraqthemovie.com/ JOIN WDKX’S WAKE UP HOST – TARIQ SPENCE on the discussion panel following the movie