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Black History Month Calendar 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Written by KAILA HEARD   
Friday, 05 February 2010
ghana-flag_web.jpgSaturday, February 6
Celebrating Ghana - Family “Mini” Festival:
Learn about the history and culture of Ghana during this full day of crafts, creative dramatics, West African storytelling, games and songs with award-winning storyteller and author Sadarri Saskill and Company, and a West African Drum Circle with multidisciplinary artist Lela Lombardo. The event will take place at North Dade Regional Library, 2455 N.W. 183 St. in Miami Gardens, and lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call 305-625-6424.
 
Analysis: Do blacks truly want to transcend race? PDF Print E-mail
Written by JESSE WASHINGTON   
Friday, 05 February 2010
chris-matthews_web.jpgFive little words – “I forgot he was black” – have caused a furor in the United States and exposed a contradiction in the idea that it has become a post-racial nation since electing its first black president last year.

The comment came from TV host Chris Matthews after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Jan. 27.
 
Laura Bush joins Smithsonian black history board PDF Print E-mail
Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   
Friday, 05 February 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former First Lady Laura Bush is joining an advisory board to help raise money to build the Smithsonian Institution's planned black history museum.

Bush will join Brown University President Ruth Simmons and Target Corp. CEO Gregg Steinhafel as new members of the National Museum of African American History and Culture advisory board.
 
50th anniversary of Woolworth lunch counter sit-in PDF Print E-mail
Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   
Friday, 05 February 2010
fw-woolworth_web.jpgGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Monday was opening day for the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C., where a sit-in that changed America took place 50 years ago.

It was February 1, 1960, that four black college freshmen walked up to the “whites only'' lunch counter at an F.W. Woolworth in Greensboro, N.C., sat down and demanded service.
 
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