Tag: black history month

Black historical highlights: Ruby Bridges

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. 

Celebrating the creations of Black artists

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 historical highlights: Bessie Coleman

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.

Appreciating the origins of Black fashion

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.

A chat with Professor Theo Randall

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.