"We must continue to tell our story, history, our truth. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
Dr. Maya Angelou
Est. Sept. 9, 1915 by
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
ASALH’s mission is to carry forth the work of their founder, to create & disseminate knowledge about Black History.
TALKING ABOUT RACE, ALTHOUGH HARD,
We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions.
Often referred to as "The Black National Anthem," Lift Every Voice and Sing was a hymn written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson in 1900. His brother, John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954), composed the music for the lyrics.
“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” ― Cesar Chavez
We know we're not a monolith, but what exactly does 'Blackness' mean to you? Who exactly is "the community"? How do we define 'Blackness'?
Led by : Kiddada Asmara Grey
The books marked with an *asterick are available free of charge via Libby, as part of the Chester County Library system.
Providing support for each other in efforts to raise & guide children who are inclusive, informed & brave when it comes to race.
Sesame Street in Communities is building stronger, smarter, and kinder children by training parents, caregivers, and providers. Providing free tools & resources to enhance the work they do with children and families.
"Learning from—and with—one another is the first step to making justice real."
In 1865, Édouard de Laboulaye, "Father of the Statue of Liberty," proposed creating a monument for the United States. As the president of the French Anti-Slavery Society, de Laboulaye believed that the passage of the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery in the U.S., 1865) was a milestone and it proved that justice and liberty for all was possible.
Too often we hear, “This is not who we are. We are better than this.” The 2nd part of this statement is aspirational. The 1st part raises the question, "If this is not who we are, then who are we?" Civil Rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson
Feb. 1, 1901 - May 22, 1967
was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
He sought to honestly portray the joys and hardships of working-class black lives, avoiding both sentimental idealization and negative stereotypes.
The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not shared in common." July 5, 1852
The Emmett Till Antilynching Act, makes lynching a federal hate crime.
MARCH 29, 2022
The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act was passed by both houses of Congress this year -- first by the House in February and the Senate early this month.
The bill passed the Senate unanimously, but three, Republicans opposed it in the House --
Reps. Andrew Clyde of Georgia, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Chip Roy of Texas.