If you are like me you have a great respect for the Tuskegee Airmen. You can make the argument that without them there is no Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, they broke down barriers and showed the true strength and courage of black men.
But they are not the only black military heroes we should know of. There were others such as The Harlem Hellfighters, The Montford Point Marines, Benjamin O. Davis, and The Golden 13. Learn a little more about them through test and video and get links to books about them at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/you-know-tuskegee-airmen-but-do-you.html
Black filmmaker wants to end Black History Month
Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman sets off on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. His insightful and humorous journey explores the complexity and contradictions of relegating an entire group’s history to one month in a so-called “post-racial” America. The documentary airs Feb 16 on your local PBSchannel.
Watch the trailer here: Black filmmaker wants to end Black History Month
New Red Tails Movie Trailer!
Here is the third trailer for the Tuskegee Airmen movie Red Tails starring Terence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. This is by far the most action packed and inspiring trailer so far. Check it out here:
We will all hear about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X during the month of February but there were many other African Americans that contributed to black history. I will update this post daily with links to sites featuring information about African American history makers that you may never have heard of.
Feb 3 Hiram Revels: First black United States Senator http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-hiram-revels-first_03.html
Feb 4 Ralph Bunche: First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ralph-bunce-first.html
Feb 5 Earl Lloyd: First African American to play in the NBA http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-earl-lloyd-first.html
Feb 6 : Jean Baptiste Point du Sable founder of Chicago http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-jean-baptiste-point.html
Feb 7 Benjamin Oliver Davis first black US Army General: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-benjamin-oliver.html
Feb 8 Guion Bluford First Black Astronaut http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-guion-bluford-first.html
Feb 9 Ebenezer Basset First Black US Diplomat http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ebenezer-basset.html
Feb 10 Gwendolyn Brooks first African American to win Pulitzer Prize: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-gwendolyn-brooks.html
Feb 13/14 Count Basie First Black Grammy Winner: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-first-black-grammy.html