Albert Jose Jones: African American Scuba Diving Pioneer
Albert Jose Jones is an African American scuba diving pioneer. He was the founded the first African American scuba diving club, founded the National Association of Black Scuba Divers and is a driving force behind Divers With a Purpose. An organization that works with George Washington University and the National Museum of African American History and Culture to investigate old slave ship wrecks internationally. Learn more about this legend.
When faced with unspeakable hardship and struggle, African-Americans have retained a sense of dignity, pride, elegance and strength. In this dramatic work by Kadir Nelson, a Southern plantation field slave hoists a basket filled with cotton over his shoulder, undaunted by the horrible slave existence and painful task of picking cotton forced upon him.
An image of Mayme Clayton from 1973. She started her collection of African American history in her garage and grew it into the largest private collection of African-American works in the United States. In 2006, the Culver City council voted to allow Mayme’s collection to be housed at the former courthouse on Overland Boulevard. It would be called the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum.
Forgotten Facts About the Black Who Built the Alaska Highway
An image of the African American members of the US Army Corps of Engineers that worked on the Alaska-Canada Highway Project. Some say there achievements were as great as the "Buffalo Soldiers" and "Tuskegee Airmen". Their success went a long way towards desegregating the military.
Preserving Black History in NC: Coinjock Rosenwald School
This is historic Rosenwald School served Black chilren in the community of Coinjock, NC from 1919 to 1950. It was recently saved from demolition due to the work of Barbara Snowden and the financial resources of the Currituck BBQ Company. It will be restored and turned into a museum.
Plan in works to replace black WWII honor roll in Worcester
An old monument that was created to pay tribute to African Americans who served in World War II from Worchester, MA. The sign and the church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church at 62 Belmont St, where the sign was originally located at were siezed by the state in 1959 to make way for a Interstate 290. SMH....