Black History Month 2015



Woodson_Carter_GCarter G. Woodson

Historian (1875–1950)

PLACE OF DEATH  Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland    AKA  Carter G. Woodson, Carter Woodson    FULL NAME  Carter Godwin Woodson    NICKNAME  Father of Black History

We invite you to join us in looking at Black history events, contributions and chronicles which inform our present and future and  reveals HOW BLACK HISTORY MATTERS.


Black History Month 2021

OUR COMMON GROUND Black History Month Special

“A History of Black Political Movements”

A Four-Week Lecture Series

Presenter, Dr. James L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Each Session: Thursdays 8- 10 pm EST ::: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021

LIVE & InterActive:

The Black Power movement grew out of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT that had steadily gained momentum through the 1950s and 1960s. It was not a formal movement, however, the Black Power movement marked a turning point in Black-white relations in the United States and also in how Black people saw themselves. Both movements were hailed as significant struggles of Blacks to achieve full equality. They were complex events that took place at a time when society and culture were being transformed throughout the United States, and its legacy reflects that complexity. But what of the legacy political movements that occurred right after the Emancipation of slavery? We need to know and understand the networks that compose the many Black struggles and movement that brought us to our current political struggles.

This course of study will review the history of the many Black struggle movements and events that brought us to the election of Barack Obama resistance that brings us to the white supremacy insurrection and riots on January 6, 2021. We hope that you will join us.


February 4, 2021

Session 1: Overview of significant Black political movements and events.Black Politics and the Reconstruction Era Black Politics of the Jim Crow Era Black Politics creating the Civil Rights Era Black Political development during the Black Power Era

Reading Recommendations

Timeline References

February 11, 2021

Session 2: Review of Syllabus Examine why certain sources are most helpful to us to understand the continuum and projection of history forming new generations of struggle. How history informs strategic directions of each of the major movements.

February 18, 2021

Session 3: Black political diversities and ideologies. Examining class, economics, religion, spirituality, art, gender, sexuality, and how they have factored in Black movement history.

February 25, 2021

Session 4: Practical Strategies for 21st Century Black and Peoples’ movements.

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