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From Civil War to Civil Rights: Frank Smith Lives Black History

Thirty years after he left the South, Frank Smith helped establish the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum on V Street in northwest D.C.
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Frank Cherry, Decorated POW, Dead at 87

Fred Cherry Sr., a decorated Air Force fighter pilot who spent seven years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, died at the age of 87 on Feb. 16, in Washington, D.C.
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Director, Lead Actor of 'Race' Discuss the Making of a Masterpiece

Stephan James has been lauded for his portrayal of Jesse Owens in the new biopic "Race," a role he said took more than just learning his lines.
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Daughter of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson Visits D.C. Youth

Sharon Robinson, the daughter of legendary Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, visited D.C. on Thursday to spend time with tomorrow's baseball stars at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
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Jesse Owens: A Life of Perseverance

In light of Black History Month and it being an Olympic year, remembering trailblazer Jesse Owens cannot be overlooked.
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Postal Service Honors Richard Allen with Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service kicked off the national observance of Black History Month by adding Richard Allen as the 39th stamp of their Black Heritage Series.
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Beyoncé Gets Political in New Video

One day before Super Bowl 50, superstar Beyoncé dropped a new video without warning, addressing police brutality, southern culture, Hurricane Katrina and her love for the Black aesthetic.
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Remembering the Bravery of Rosa Parks

On Tuesday, President Obama paid tribute to the woman who started a revolution 60 years ago in 1955: Montgomery, Alabama, bus passenger Rosa Parks.
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Amelia Boynton Remembered as the 'Rosa Parks' of Selma Movement

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala., at the age of 104, is being praised as the "Rosa Parks" of the Selma voting rights movement.
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Julian Bond Praised for Unselfish Devotion to Human Rights

Julian Bond is being remembered for his lifelong human rights contributions by people ranging from President Obama and his former civil rights colleagues to ordinary people who have benefited from his courage and advocacy.
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Mandela's Sketches Get U.S. Premiere

Ten pieces, all drawn by Nelson Mandela and first conceived during his 27-year imprisonment, recently made their U.S. debut at the Ansin Family Art Gallery in the Miramar Cultural Center, which is located in the city of Miramar, Florida, just ...
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The X Factor: An Exaltation of a Fallen Revolutionary

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, I write you as an unusual voice among those who committed to the preservation of his message.
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Malcolm X: Relevant, Radical, Revolutionary

Fifty years after his assassination, this complex advocate for the rights of blacks continues to garner both admiration and criticism.
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Moss Kendrix: The Father of Black Public Relations

The rich legacy of concerned African-American public relations professionals started in the 1930s with one Moss Kendrix, who is often referred to as the “father of black PR.”
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Ailey Dancer Reinvents Legendary Odetta

As the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its way across the U.S. during the current season, several dancers have been featured as folk music hero Odetta in a brilliant piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing.
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