Thursday, June 30, 2022

Black History Facts

For years, Johnnie R. Turner worked as hard as she could to help contribute to making sure for all people gained civil rights. She toiled selflessly for decades, helping to ensure the rights of all people, putting herself in...
by Ian Morrison, Vanderbilt News Service In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective...
By Andrew Maraniss, The Undefeated In the decades to come, Jesse Owens’s record-setting performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the gold medals he won in the 100-meter sprint, 200-meter sprint, long jump, and 4×100 relay would be celebrated as...
A joyous day of singing and praising occurred on Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 7289 U.S. 64. Church organizers and head Pastor Donald L. Johnson set aside the second Sunday of the month of February...
The Memphis Association of Black Journalists and the National Civil Rights Museum are teaming up for what is described as a "powerful and informative panel discussion for Black History Month about the history of the Black Press." The session is...
The impact of the black press was at the forefront, as the Memphis Association of Black Journalists hosted “Salute to Black Media,” a panel discussion held at the National Civil Rights Museum Saturday. “We’ve been depending on black media since...
by Lauren Victoria Burke -- Katherine Johnson, the legendary NASA physicist and mathematician whose work played a key role in the early successes of the U.S. space program, passed away at 101 years old on the morning of February...
Georgia Rodgers Woodruff was a gifted, 22-year-old pianist working under the tutelage of Miss Lucie E. Campbell at Central Baptist Church in South Memphis. But it was her angelic soprano voice that landed her in King Vidor’s epic African-American movie...