To celebrate Black History Month, iTunes rounded up iTunes U courses, books, movies, and more to give voice to the experiences of black Americans. Explore key moments in our history and learn about the remarkable women and men who have fought for justice and hope. They offer many primary sources and college textbooks from OpenStax. See below for more, and click the link at the end to connect.
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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
– Malcolm X
* Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when a man who was seated in the front row of the 400-person audience rushed forward and shot him. Then two other men charged the stage and shot Malcolm X several times. He was pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at 3:30 pm.
A Public viewing was held at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Home from February 23 through February 26. Estimates of the number of mourners attending varied from 14,000 to 30,000. The funeral was held on February 27 at the Faith Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Harlem. A local television station broadcast the funeral live. Actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered the eulogy, where he described Malcolm X as “our shining black prince.”
Black History Month is about celebrating what happens when people refuse to be defined by limits set by themselves or by others. But as we all know everyone needs a pep talk now and then. What could be better than this pep talk by Kid President (Robby Novak) of Soul Pancake currently featured on TED Talks.
Kid President’s very existence speaks to what makes Black History Month important.
As part of Black History Month, the Grace Congreagtional Church is hosting two performances by the Oikos Ensemble. The Church is located on W 139 Street between Edgecomb and Frederick Douglass. Please call 212 694-8658 for more details.
This is an oldie but a goodie that we posted a couple years ago HCL BlackHistoryMonth Mix Vol 1 compiled by RhythmDB for HarlemCondoLife. We are posting it again in honor of Black History Month.
We hope that you enjoy this music to celebrate with as we honor February 1st the first day of Black History Month. On this mix you will hear a few classics, a little gospel, jazz, soul, R&B and soulful house. Check out the playlsit below and don’t forget to check out BlackHistoryMonth Gospel Mix Vol 2available on itunes podcasts under HarlemCondoLife.
Black History Month Vol 1 – RhythmDB
1) Sounds Of Blackness – Optimistic
2) Karen Clark Sheard – I Won’t Let Go
3) Billie Holiday (Remix) – Billie’s Blues
4) The Jazzual Suspects – Ba Dada
5) Stevie Wonder – I Wish
6) Chaka Khan(ft. Meshell Ndegeocello) – Never Miss The Water
7) Luther Vandross – Remember The The Nights In Harlem
8) Stevie Wonder (ft. Q-Tip) Remix -So What The Fuss
9) Sade – Bring Me Home
10) Kenny Dorham Octet – Afrodisia
11) Studio Apartment (ft. Yasmeen Sulieman) – Sun Will Shine
12) Mississippi Mass Choir – Jesus Paid It All
13) Snoop Dogg (ft. The Dream) – Gangsta Luv
14) Caron Wheeler (Remix) – Another Star
15) Vanessa Bell Armstrong – Til The Victory’s Won
16) Onda – Happiness Is Free
17) Luther Vandross (Remix Edt) – Shine
18) Jay-z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
19) Alicia Keys (Reprise) – Empire State Of Mind
*Please check out all of the music available by these talented asrtists.
The revolution was powered by an almost spiritual belief in something better that could be willed into being. That belief is a hallmark of African American culture which is reflected in our music, particularly Gospel. So it is additionally fitting that HCL will also be bringing you it’s latest podcast featuring Gospel and inspirational music in honor of Black History Month.
Happy Black History Month to all of you from all of us at HarlemConoLife (HCL).
The origins of Black History Month began when Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 and one year later, the Journal of Negro History.
Woodson was a Harvard-trained historian.He believed that publishing scientific history about the black race would produce facts that would prove to the world that Africa and its people had played a crucial role in the development of civilization. That Scientific history, he believed, would counter racial falsehoods.That reason would prevail over prejudice truth would trickle down to the public, and the race problem would gradually disappear.
In the 1920s Woodson began urging black civic organizations to promote the achievements that researchers were uncovering. In 1924 he created the Negro History and Literature Week with help of his fraternity brothers at Omega Psi Phi to take up the work.This later renamed Negro Achievement Week.
Woodson selected the week of February that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation that moved the nation away from slavery. Frederick Douglass had been a great leader of African Americans. In selecting February, Woodson’s sought to promote his belief that African Americans history was American history.
By 1925 the Association broadened its focus to include whites and black and anyone interested in history, not just historians and other scholars.
In the years that followed Black history clubs sprang up. Demand for materials from teachers soared. In response the Association published photographs and portraits of important black people. It published plays to dramatize black history. It also formed branches to bring people into the organization.
Woodson died in 1950.By that time Negro History Week had become a central part of African American life.In cities across the country, mayors issued proclamations noting Negro History Week.
In the 1960s African Americans entered into mainstream colleges and in the tradition of the Freedom Schools established during the civil rights era which included the study of Black history, they demanded that Black Studies and Black history became a central feature. Increasingly there were cries for more than a week to study Black history.
In 1976, fifty yearsafter the first celebration, the Association held the first Black History Month. Since then all American presidents, Republicans and Democrats alike, haveissued Black History Month proclamations.
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