Saturday, July 20, 2019

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Underrated Musical Icon

Born in 1875, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English violinist and composer of African descent. He was a prominent composer in England, having been commissioned...

Spotlight on 1st Grade and 2nd Grade TEKS Black History Leaders

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills recognizes the following historical figures in 1st Grade and 2nd Grade.  February is Black History and this month...

The Pursuit of Education in the Black community

  Slave Era thirst for knowledge:               During the times of slavery it was illegal for a black person to know how to read and...

Lewis Latimer and Lasting Light

Lewis H. Latimer was born on September 4th in 1848 and died on December 11 in 1928. He had 3 siblings and 2 daughters...

Prejudice Will Not Prevail: Percy Julian

Percy Julian was a renowned African-American Chemist who cemented his fame with his ground-breaking work with beans. He was ambitious and determined. When life...

Taking Us Out of This World

Did you know Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in Space? Now you do. Her life gets more exciting! On October 17, 1956,...

15 Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

Each week in February, Fine Arts will highlight one of the four fine arts discipline strands. In dance, black artists create and exhibit choreography...

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History in Your Class and School!

Here are 10 different ways to celebrate the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans this Black History Month! Bring Hip Hop into...

Aretha: Queen of Soul

R-E-S-P-E-C-T......., when you hear that word, who do you automatically think of? The one and only Aretha Franklin! Born on March 25, 1942 in...

Dizzy Gillespie and My Love of Jazz Music

When I started high school, there were basically three ways to hear music – on the radio, buy a vinyl record and play it,...

MOST POPULAR