A new book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, explores a somewhat shameful topic.
It’s Black History Month. Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist who confronted issues such as Jim Crow laws and lynching, cannot be left out of that story.
Martin Delany founded one of the first black newspapers and was one of the first blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School. The Moonstone Arts Center is commemorating his 200th birthday with several events.
Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America is a compelling read, bringing to life the story of a 19th century black Philadelphian, who was killed at 32 advocating non-violent change.
Three Masterman high school students have been honored with a state citation for their award winning film on local African-American history.