13 Books That Every African-American Should Have In His/Her Home
This outstanding encyclopedic work details the achievements and history of the African diaspora. Africana covers a full gamut of topics including history, literature, dance, religion, music and politics. Indeed, this critical work intimates just how influential Africa and her descendants have been in shaping the world in which we live.
Black History Album .... The Way We Were — In the late 1800s, Robert Lloyd Smith, an advocate of Booker T. Washington’s philosophy of education and economic improvement for African-Americans, founded the Farmers’ Home Improvement Society (F.I.S.C.) to help tenant farmers out of a cycle of debt and poverty in Colorado County, Texas.
Photo of James Earl Jones. In the Great Migration’s early years, 500 people a day fled to the North. By 1930, a tenth of the country’s black population had relocated. When it ended, nearly half now lived outside the South.