Home Tags Emancipation

Tag: emancipation

Q&A: Tyler Perry on directing his 1st script, 27 years later

By Jake Coyle, Associated Press Tyler Perry has directed his first screenplay, 27 years after writing it. "A Jazzman's Blues," which is premiering at the Toronto...

A History of Juneteenth Celebrations

On June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which informed enslaved people in the South...

Lincoln Memorial Centennial Harks Back to History

By Kay Coles James, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia On May 30, 1922, thousands gathered on the National Mall to dedicate the Lincoln Memorial....

‘You Is All Free Now. Yankees Going Home.’ Recordings Reveal What Happened On First...

Edited by Hugh Dougherty and Alex Willemyns | Zenger News Laura Smalley’s voice crackles and comes to life. It is 1941, and she is talking in...

‘Twenty Pearls’ AKA Documentary Shows the Vision and Impact of Black College Women

Executive Producer and Alpha Kappa Alpha member Kimberly Esmond Adams believes anytime is the right time to tell this type of American story. “This story talks about the role that a group of college women, who were still finding their way in the world, yet were intelligent enough to understand that the world was bigger than them and they could do something concrete to make it better for everyone.”