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Five African-American Geeks Who Made History

AFRICANGLOBE - Comedian Chris Rock famously joked that in many schools, African-American history is often limited to the study of Martin Luther King. With Black History Month coming to an end, we wanted to highlight five slightly lesser-known African-American geeks that have made enormous contributions to society. One amazing thing to keep in mind is that most of these men and women were geeks at a time when most Blacks in the US didn’t even have access to education.

Nation’s Largest African-American History Museum At Risk In Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - The Charles H. Wright Museum, the nation’s largest museum of African-American history, waits anxiously to see whether bankrupt Detroit will be able to provide any funding in the coming budget cycle.

Henry Louis Gates Screens New Documentary ‘The African Americans’ At Yale

AFRICANGLOBE - Saturday night, controversial Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presented his recent PBS documentary series on African American history as part of Yale’s extended celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. For more than two hours, Gates discussed the progresses made by the African American community,

The Mis-Education of Americans On Black History

AFRICANGLOBE - Today as we strive to shed light on the glories of African-American history and accomplishments in America, we need a revised version of Carter G. Woodson's classic entitled, “The Mis-education of Americans,” which would not only deal with bias based on skin color, but on the inaccurate history projected in public schools and universities throughout the United States.

African-American History Museum Seeks Support to Find New Home

What started as the Doleman family’s personal collection of artifacts in 1972 has grown into an untold story of African-American history and culture in...