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Posts tagged with "Frederick Douglass"

We have not waved a white flag!

We have not waved a white flag!

Jul. 22 | Why do White and Black leaders assume the Black community has waved a white flag of submission? However, we do raise questions about what is being planned for us as if we had, as seen during the various “summit” decision meetings (see my columns...

‘What is your fourth of July to me?’

‘What is your fourth of July to me?’

Jul. 18 | Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 Oration delivered in Corinthian Hall   Fellow citizens: Pardon me, and allow me to ask why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the...

Shá Cage brings the story of  Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly to Park Square Theatre

Shá Cage brings the story of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly to Park Square Theatre

Nov. 7 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Shá Cage has emerged as one of the Twin Cities’ most powerful proponents for strengthening the image and celebrating the hearts and souls of Black women. The accomplished actor, performance artist and...

MPS revising Black history curriculum

MPS revising Black history curriculum

Feb. 27 |   Mahmoud El-Kati calls for a ‘radical’ change to educating youth     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Following two recent incidents that occurred at Minneapolis high schools — a Black doll hung by the neck from a...

How is Dred Scott connected to MN history?

How is Dred Scott connected to MN history?

Feb. 27 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Many people don’t know that for a time, Dred Scott lived in Fort Snelling, where he met and married his wife, Harriet Robinson. Local community member Frank White and others are working to see this knowledge...

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month Calendar of Events

Jan. 29 | Black History Month Calendar of Events Through Wed., Feb. 6   Thursday, January 31   6:30-7:30 pm — My Soul Looks Back, Sumner Library, 611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis Celebrate Black History Month with songs, poetry and stories that give...

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Emancipation Proclamation and our collective history

Jan. 16 |   By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Commentator   The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year, we should resolve to teach our children the story of our...

Spielberg’s Lincoln begs the question: Where is Fred?

Spielberg’s Lincoln begs the question: Where is Fred?

Jan. 9 |     By Marc Morial Guest Commentator   “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder...

Lincoln, the movie: What’s missing?

Lincoln, the movie: What’s missing?

Nov. 28 | By Gary L. Flowers Guest Commentator   “‘Negro History’ is the missing segment of world history.” — Carter G. Woodson Carter G. Woodson was right when he essentially said that Black history is the missing pages of world history. Never...