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King in the Wilderness

Why We Have Black History Month, and not White History Month

Langston Hughes

A Dream Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart


Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Explore the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry. Narrated by actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson and featuring the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Hansberry.

1619 Project

The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History


Image 28 of Rosa Parks Papers

Rosa Parks Papers: Writings, Notes, and Statements, 1956-1998; Drafts of early writings; Accounts of her arrest and the subsequent boycott, as well as general reflections on race relations in the South, 1956-circa 1958, undated; Folder 2

Image 1 of Rosa Parks Papers: Family Papers, 1900-2005; Letters to and from Rosa Parks; Extended family; 1948-1964

Black History Month

Masters of Invention

One of the Best Known Poets in pre -19th. century America