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by Thomas MacMillan | Sep 20, 2013 2:46 pm | Comments (8)
As he commemorated the history of a court case that freed a group of African slaves, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information proposed a new lawsuit—suing Spain for damage caused by the slave trade.
by Melissa Bailey | Sep 18, 2013 10:06 am | Comments (5)
The bustling social services agency moved across town. In its former home, Brother Born envisions the ghosts of black history coming alive, and unemployed neighbors lining up for plumbing classes.
by Paul Bass | Aug 29, 2013 3:57 pm | Comments (24)
Four years after Connecticut’s General Assembly officially apologized for slavery, Toni Harp read that apology aloud to the great-great granddaughter of Charlotte McClee.
by Paul Bass | Aug 27, 2013 3:09 pm | Comments (4)
Stanley Welch didn’t join the crowd at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s historic “I Have A Dream” speech. Welch had already been there, done that—witnessing King’s speech in person 50 years ago, a life-altering moment that stays with him to this day.
by Staff | Aug 12, 2013 11:30 am | Comments (26)
A figure from New Haven’s black political history books added his voice to the endorsement chorus for Toni Harp, calling her candidacy “indeed appropriate.”
by Paul Bass | Mar 25, 2013 7:11 am | Comments (10)
With four mayoral candidates looking on, Clifton Graves presented an election-year choice to an African-American church crowd: Organize as one voice. Or prepare to be “pimped” again by City Hall.
by Allan Appel | Mar 11, 2013 2:03 pm
When Leslie Radcliffe was 6, her dad took her up in a Piper Cub from Tweed and buzzed the rooftop of their house at the Brookside development in West Rock. The year was 1960, and there was no danger at all. Her father had trained as a “Red Tail,” as they came to be known, a fighter pilot with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen. Families were shouting and waving a festive hello from down below.
by Ariela Martin | Mar 11, 2013 12:33 pm | Comments (3)
One hundred minutes marked 100 years for ten African-American women who took a walk Sunday in honor of the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s passing. It was a walk for a different kind of freedom—health and well-being.
by Allan Appel | Feb 27, 2013 1:23 pm
As a New Haven schoolkid, Katro Storm always had a problem with Black History Month. He saw nothing wrong with celebrating MLK or Malcolm X or watching Alex Haley’s Roots one more time on TV. But what about the rest of black culture? And why February, the shortest month of the year?
by Parker Collins | Feb 25, 2013 11:02 am
As the Kergyma Community Choir began to sway from side to side, so did the rest of City Hall. When the choir clapped, so did the audience. When the singers opened their mouths, those watching could not help but harmonize.