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Author Archives: Hannibal B. Johnson

February: Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month, the brainchild of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second African American to graduate from Harvard University with a Ph.D. (1912), has become fully ensconced in American culture. Begun in 1926 as Negro History Week and expanded to Black History Month in 1976, Black History Month celebrates the contributions and legacy of Africans in America beyond the superficial, ... Read More »

The Ghosts of Greenwood Past

Tulsa Oklahoma riots 1921

The Ghosts of Greenwood Past A Walk Down Black Wall Street BLACK WALL STREET: HIGHLIGHTS  The Greenwood District, a prosperous African American entrepreneurial community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the early twentieth century, became known as the “Negro Wall Street” or “Black Wall Street.”  A sensationalized encounter between two teenagers, an African American boy and a white girl, triggered the 1921 ... Read More »

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