Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Exiles of Florida,

Or, The Crimes Committed by Our Government Against the Maroons: Who Fled ... (1858)

Author: Joshua Reed Giddings
Publisher: Follett, Foster and Company
Year: 1858
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: Google
Book from the collections of: Harvard University
Collection: americana

The life and works of Paul Laurence Dunbar;

containing his complete poetical works, his best short stories, numerous anecdotes and a complete biography of the famous poet (1907)

 Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906Wiggins, Lida Keck
Subject: Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906
Publisher: Naperville, Ill., Memphis, Tenn., J.L. Nichols & Company
Language: English
Digitizing sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
Book contributor: Wellesley College Library
Collection: Wellesley_College_Libraryblcamericana

Red and Black: The Life of Lester Jackson (1995)

Though his story has been repressed by the United States government for years, for the first time Lester Jackson's amazing tale is available to the masses in the form of this rare investigative documentary, which features interviews with many of the people who spent time with Lester while he was alive...

Featuring: Allen Field, Max Jones, Maya Frances, Paul Mueller, Karl Young, Paul Phipps, and many more.

Director/Producer: Kevin Ford
DP/Editor: Kevin Ford
Narration by: Stephen Aboud
Original Music: Jon Gober
Archival Footage: The Lester Jackson Estate

Friday, February 14, 2014

Library of Congress A/V files for African American History Month.

The following audio and video presentations are a sampling of the material related to African American history available from participating agencies. These include Webcasts as well as musical recordings and unique sound artifacts, such as the stories of African Americans.  (Click Here to Visit Site)

Chicago, Illinois. Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender,
a leading Negro newspaper, 1942
Delano, Jack, photographer. United States. Farm
Security Association-Office of War
Information.Image from Library of Congress,
 American Memory Collection.

George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, seated on steps (bottom center), facing front, with staff

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Negro in literature and art in the United States (1918)

Author: Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939
Subject: African American authorsAfrican American artistsAfrican American musiciansAmerican literature -- African American authors History and criticism
Publisher: New York, Duffield & Company
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: b2723368
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: New York Public Library
Collection: newyorkpubliclibraryamericana

The Negro genius.--Phillis Wheatley.--Paul Laurence Dunbar.--Charles W. Chesnutt.--W.E. Burghardt Du Bois.--William Stanley Braithwaite.--Other writers.--Orators: Douglass and Washington.--The stage.--Painters: Henry O. Tanner.--Sculptors: Meta Warrick Fuller.--Music--Appendix: The Negro in American action. Study of bibliography (p. 160-174)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wings for This Man (1945) Tuskeegee Airmen

Department of the Army
Army Air Forces Special Film Project Number 151

Wings for This Man
AVA08663VNB1, 1945

Wings for this Man is a propaganda film produced in 1945 by the U.S. Army Air Forces First Motion Picture Unit about the Tuskegee Airmen, the first unit of African-American pilots in the US military.

Narrated by Ronald Reagan.

Wikipedia Entry:

This movie is part of the collection: FedFlix

Producer: Department of the Army
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Echoes of Africville: The struggle to preserve St. Pat's-Alexandra School in Halifax |

Echoes of Africville: The struggle to preserve St. Pat's-Alexandra School in Halifax |

Rev. Rhonda Britton of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, talks about the struggle to preserve the closed St. Patrick's-Alexandra school building as a community space in the face of an indifferent, even hostile, city administration. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Patti Labelle - I'll Stand By You.

Patti sings the words that all our young Black folks need to hear.
Spread The Love My People.