When it comes to history, the focus usually lies in large events. There’s the obvious, such as wars, then there’s revolutionizing acts that were known to alter the course of history, such as the invention of the airplane.
On Jan. 20, 2021, Kamala Harris changed the world as she was inaugurated as the first woman to be Vice President of the United States, furthermore doing so as a Black and South Asian woman.
When it comes to influential Black historical figures, the general image is an adult fighting against oppression…not a child. But in 1960, at the age of just six, Ruby Bridges became the first African American student to attend an all-White elementary school in the south.
In every aspect of life, we are surrounded by different mediums of art. From architectural structures to murals downtown and photographs in picture frames, art is something that consumes our lives. As we stop to admire the art around us, it is important to acknowledge artistic pioneers that have influenced modern creation. This article will highlight a few remarkable Black artists.
Black scientists have contributed a lot to the world we know today. Today, I’ll be talking about five of these remarkable figures – only a tiny fraction of influential Black scientists.
It’s important to recognize the influence that Black historical figures hold on the past, present and future, and Bessie Coleman is no exception: she was the first Black woman and person of Native American descent to hold a pilot’s license.
As we enter Black History Month, it is important to take a moment to educate ourselves on Black contributions to society. From fresh acrylic sets to hoop earrings and bucket hats, western culture has historically found trends within fashion styles popularized by the Black community. Read on to learn about the historical context of many fashion trends you may love.
In 2023, Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the efforts of abolitionist Frederick Douglass may feel like distant history, only as real as the screens on which we read about them. Although we have accomplished leagues of progress since the 1860s, you might not know that in 1926, those two men – Lincoln and Douglass – inspired Black historian Carter G. Woodson to create what would become what we now know as Black History Month.
By: Mabel Myers Editor-in-Chief Black History Month is important for all students at IU South Bend, but Reginald Williams sees this as an opportunity for the school to show its inclusivity of the different demographics that attend. “Before transferring to IUSB, my previous college did not have a lot of support for African-American students. IU […]
By: Connie Klimek Staff-writer Curious about diversity courses at IU South Bend? Dr. Theo Randall, associate professor of anthropology in the department of sociology and anthropology, coordinator of the African American Studies program, and faculty advisor for the Black Student Union, explained this. In his diversity courses, he defines what an African American is, what […]