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Black History

It’s Black History Month! This page is dedicated to posts involving the advancement and history of Black culture in the world. Students may submit posts regarding Black history and culture to The Main Street Journal for review and to be posted.

History Maker: Ossie Davis

February 23, 2018 7:06pm | Roseanne Akindo

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917, in Cogdell, Georgia to both parents and a supportive extended family. He graduated in the top five percent of his class with an interest in theater. Ossie Davis had to earn enough money before he went to […]

NSBE Black History Event Month Event!

February 23, 2018 6:51pm | Indira Nzerue

The National Society of Black Engineers will be hosting a Black History Month event  on Wednesday, February 28,2018, during second period (B day). Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $ 4.00 at the door. Students will be able to dress down in all black , […]

Black History Month: Unrecognized Historic African-American Figures Series pt.5

February 23, 2018 6:49pm | Vanessa Roache`

Black History month is a celebration and remembrance of Black excellence. It is held in the month of February, and is observed (recognized) by the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. In this month, we remember all of the African-American figures that contributed […]

Black History Month Is Coming To An End!

February 23, 2018 6:45pm | Zion Williams

Today is February 23, 2018 and Black history month ends in five days. The month may be ending but lets continue educating ourselves on these wonderful people. Here is a list of some of the accomplished and influential Black people who were born today: W.E.B. […]

The Society Has Came A Long Way

February 23, 2018 6:36pm | Zion Williams

The society has came a long way from where it used to be. About 50 years ago , African Americans were treated terrible. They could not eat with white people, they got beat up with hoses and nightsticks, and dogs were jumping and biting them. […]

W.E.B. Du Bois:Black History Fact

February 23, 2018 6:34pm | Roseanne Akindo

Throughout his career as a sociologist, historian, educator, and sociopolitical activist, William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois argued for immediate racial equality for African-Americans. His roll as an African-American leader started the rise of Jim Crow laws of the South and the Progressive Era.

Maya Angelou: Still I Rise Poem

February 23, 2018 5:11pm | Mincie Richardson

Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like I’ve […]

Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

February 23, 2018 5:05pm | Mincie Richardson

Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom […]

Black History Fact: Nelson Mandela

February 23, 2018 5:01pm | Mincie Richardson

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 to December 5, 2013) was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999.  A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Black History Fact: Maya Angelou

February 23, 2018 4:55pm | Mincie Richardson

Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28, 2014), also known as Maya Angelou, was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  This made literary history as […]