Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy talent, we're highlighting 25 books by African-American authors you should add to your reading list today.
Board of Directors Mission Southern Echo is a leadership development, education and training organization working to develop effective accountable grassroots leadership in the African-American communities in rural Mississippi and the surrounding region through comprehensive training and technical assistance programs.
This work has carried Echo staff into 12 other states in the south and southwest. The underlying goal is to empower local communities through effective community organizing work, in order to create a process through which community people can build the broad-based organizations necessary to hold the political, economic, educational, and environmental systems accountable to the needs and interests of the African-American community.
A special emphasis for Echo is the active inclusion of young people, in an inter-generational model of community organizing, on the same basis as adults.
Young people are less dependent upon the past, have the least fear of change, and the best potential for creating a broad vision of a fair and just society.
Bringing younger and older together in the same training and work ensures that younger people become part of the evolving leadership process.
When older leadership cannot carry on any more, younger people are already in place, with knowledge, experience and commitment to sustain the work.
Younger people get hands-on experience that enables them to develop the vision, tools and skills necessary for effective leadership. The development of new, accountable leadership and organizations to empower the community depends on the transformation of individuals who do the organizing work, and transformation of the communities in which they work.In African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics: The Lawrence Gellert Story, scholar and musician Bruce Conforth tells the story of one of the most unusual collections of African American folk music ever amassed—and the remarkable story of the man who produced it: Lawrence Gellert.
Compiled between the World Wars, Gellert's recordings were immediately adopted by the American .
The first major public recognition of African-American culture occurred during the Harlem Renaissance pioneered by Alain grupobittia.com the s and s, African-American music, literature, and art gained wide notice. African-American migrations—both forced and voluntary—forever changed the course of American history.
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Who Was Hattie McDaniel? Actress Hattie McDaniel was born on June 10, , in Wichita, Kansas.
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