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Posts Tagged ‘African-American History Month’

  1. The Michael Jackson of the 19th Century?


    February 14, 2015 by Reader's Connection

      Thomas Wiggins was born into slavery in 1849. Born blind, and considered mentally incompetent, he astonished everyone with his musical talent. His piano-playing became a community novelty, and then,…

  2. The Internal Enemy


    February 26, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Of the many things I didn’t know about the War of 1812, this may be the most important: It gave slaves in the Chesapeake Bay area a chance to reunite…

  3. African-American History Month 2014


    February 3, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    February is African-American History Month, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Several new books will be published about the struggle and the people who…

  4. “The Madhouse” by Jared Carter


    February 22, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    Jared Carter’s poem “The Madhouse” appears in his Walt Whitman Award-winning collection Work, for the Night Is Coming (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1995) and is reprinted by the publisher’s…

  5. The Fall of the House of Dixie


    February 4, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    In Glen Park, which at the time was an all-white section of Gary, in a bar where the white racism ran pretty deep, I first learned that our American Civil…