Oprah, Henrietta Lacks family screen 'Immortal Life' at African American History Museum
April 20, 2017 On Saturday, HBO will premiere its film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the 2010 book of the same name, and starring Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks, Henrietta's daughter.
Saint Patrick's Day 2017: Rep. Bradley Byrne pushing for National Museum of Irish American History
March 17, 2017 An Alabama Congressman is apparently feeling the Saint Patrick's Day spirit. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, introduced legislation today to start the process of creating a National Museum of Irish American History. "Irish Americans have had a profound ...
Jeff Sessions to give remarks on African American History Month
February 28, 2017 The letter criticized and urged Congress to block Jeff Session's 1986 nomination to be a federal judge. Warren, however, was rebuked for her speech against Sessions, then an Alabama senator. She was forced to end early on account of breaching Senate ...
African American History Month: Katherine Johnson
February 22, 2017 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Before Hollywood made her a household name, Katherine Johnson was nationally known for her work as a computer for NASA, and a game changer for the African American women who would follow her into science and ...
African-American History: The Global Dimensions of the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X
February 9, 2017 Note: This is the text of a lecture delivered at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan in honor of African American History Month on February 8, 2017.
Trump proclaims February 'African American History Month'
February 2, 2017 NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2017 as National African American History Month.
Off the Shelf: Celebrate African American History Month with your library
February 1, 2017 From Trayvon Martin to Sandra Bland, all those names, all those lost lives were on my mind as I wrote every word.” It won last year's National Book Award for nonfiction.
Remarks by President Trump in African American History Month Listening Session
February 1, 2017 Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice -- Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and millions more black Americans who made America what it is today.
Donald Trump's travel ban fundamentally changes American history
January 29, 2017 But the targeting of nations that are overwhelmingly Muslim recalls some of the darker moments of American history when individuals or groups were singled out for special scrutiny.
Full slate of African-American History Month activities at UIS, LLCC
January 28, 2017 The final UIS event of the month, "Black Lives Matter: Through the Prism of Fredrick Douglass," is a UIS Engaged Citizenship Common Experience Speaker Series presentation that starts at 6 p.m.
Ruth Negga points to the Lovings' quiet yet tireless fight to change American history in the wake of her Oscar nom
January 24, 2017 I am truly humbled by the news this morning, and I thank the Academy for this recognition, which I share with my co-collaborators Jeff Nichols and Joel Edgerton.
Elvis & Nixon trailer: Revisit the weirdest meeting in American history
January 8, 2016 Turns out journalist David Frost isn't the only person to have a cinema-worthy confrontation with Richard Nixon. The most-requested photo in the National Archives, in fact, is a picture of Nixon shaking hands with none other than Elvis Presley. A new ...
Asian American History on Display at 2015 Rose Parade - NBC News
January 1, 2015 The morning of January first ushers in new year, and with it, the 126th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, a New Year's morning tradition dating back to 1890 and reaching 50 million viewers, including many who have camped out all night along Colorado ...
USA-Portugal was most watched soccer game in American history
June 23, 2014 The World Cup thriller between the United States and Portugal on Sunday night was the most watched soccer game in American history. ESPN announced Monday that its telecast of the game averaged 18,220,000 viewers. The previous high for a soccer ...
Juneteenth Spotlights African-American History in the Bay Area
June 20, 2013 This weekend, the Bay Area continues to celebrate Juneteenth, the annual June 19 holiday honoring the nation's African-American heritage. There are exhibits and lectures dedicated to our region's African-American history. Bay Area author and educator ...
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