Tag Archives: Race/Ethnicity – African American

Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali will always remain a hero to me, if just for one statement he made while resisting being drafted to fight in Viet Nam: By March 1967, his (boxing) record stood at 29-0. One month later, he refused induction into the US Army during the Vietnam War, claiming conscientious objector status. “I ain’t got […]

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Considering the “IndiVisible” History of African Americans and American Indians

African Americans and American Indians can both tell tales of historical injustice—but to what extent do those tales overlap? Often quite a bit, as demonstrated by IndiVisible, a traveling exhibit created by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. IndiVisible looks at the multi-dimensional relationship of the two groups. While the exhibit emphasizes the […]

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Racial Perceptions – Tyra (Part 1)

In this video clip, the Tyra Banks talk show has set up a “case study” where a group of individuals, males and females of different races, sat down and watched a clip of other people “living their lives”. In this portion of the video, the panel watches a clip of a white male running down […]

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The Help – Movie Review

Note: I resisted watching it but we rented it last night to see what all the fuss is about. Yet another “Snow Falling on Cedars” and “Amistad.” Publication Date Aug. 12, 2011 – by Peter Canavese, Palo Alto Online Hollywood has a pernicious tradition that’s been dubbed, by one professor, the “anti-racist-white-hero film.” You know […]

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Remembering Claudette Colvin

reprinted from Student Activism March 3, 2011 in Students Yesterday was the fifty-sixth anniversary of the day that Claudette Colvin was asked to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama city bus, and refused. When Rosa Parks did the same thing nine months later, she sparked a movement that would change America. But Claudette […]

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An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help

Subject: An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help From: Natanya Duncan Date: Mon, August 15, 2011 9:41 am An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help: On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread stereotyping presented in both the film and novel […]

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RACE: Are We So Different?

RACE: Are We So Different? ABOUT THE PROJECT RACE Are We So Different? We expect people to look different. And why not? Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Every person represents a one-of-a-kind, combination of their parents’, grandparents’ and family’s ancestry. And every person experiences life somewhat differently than others. Differences… they’re a cause […]

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The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington: Picturing the Promise

Nearly a century’s worth of photographs from the Scurlock studio form a vivid portrait of black Washington, D.C., in all its guises—its challenges and its victories, its dignity and its determination. The exhibition features more than 100 images created by one of the premiere African American studios in the country and one of the longest-running […]

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