Tag Archives: black history

African-American veterans monument in Buffalo will be first in U.S.

9 Jul

New York state officials announced this morning at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park that the state will provide $800,000 toward the construction of the African-American veterans monument there. The monument will be the first and only in the U.S., to honor black soldiers that fought in every American war to date. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2018/07/african-american-veterans-monument-in.htmlBuffalo-Naval-Park-1260x800

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Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams named West Point’s first black superintendent

1 Jul

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Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2018/06/lt-gen-darryl-williams-named-west.html

Why Black History Month is important to black children.

6 Feb

Oldest remaining Tuskegee Airman, Willie N. Rogers , dies at 101

24 Nov

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We have lost another one, another hero, another example of excellence, we have lost another Tuskegee Airmen. God bless his soul. Read more: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2016/11/oldest-remaining-tuskegee-airman-willie.html

Did former slaves start the Memorial day holiday?

25 May

A black historian David W. Blight has discovered evidence that the first celebration of what came to be known as Memorial Day was conducted by former slaves. Over time that history was whitewashed to give others credit for the origins of Memorial Day. Oddly enough many of those those sources that credit others with the creation of Memorial Day mention the “Decoration Day” ceremony of the former slaves giving Blight’s claims same credence. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/05/did-former-slaves-start-what-is-now.html#sthash.jAsSVwzJ.dpuf

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Video: Entire I Have A Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

28 Aug

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Watch the video of the entire I Have A Dream speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Here: http://aareports.com/2013/08/video-martin-luther-kings-i-have-dream.html

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Live stream of the 50th anniversay of the March On Washington

24 Aug

I know many are interested in this and many more wish that they could be in Washington DC right now to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington. Here is the live stream of the event so that many of us can at least watch it. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/08/watch-live-stream-of-50th-anniversary.html   #marchonwashington #50thanniversary