Issue 8

Article titled Major Taylor

Major Taylor

On November 28, 1878, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Marshall Walter Taylor was born to Gilbert and Saphronia ( née Kelter) Taylor; he would be one of three sons among the family’s eight children.  Upon migrating from Louisville, Kentucky, Gilb... Continue Reading
Article titled Toni Stone

Toni Stone

On July 17, 1921, in Bluefield, West Virginia, Boykin and Willa (née  Maynard) Stone welcomed Marcenia Lyle Stone into the world.  In 1931, the Stone family moved to live in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota.  As a chil... Continue Reading
Article titled Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Starring: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara O and Adisa Anderson Rated: PG Drama/History/Romance Spanning a one-day period and set on Dawtah Island in 1902, Daughters of the Dust presents a narrative focused on three generations of Gulla... Continue Reading
Article titled Tap (1989)

Tap (1989)

Starring: Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Savion Glover and Sammy Davis, Jr. Rated: PG-13 Dance/Drama/Comedy Tap centers around the decisions of its lead character, tap dancer Max Washington (Gregory Hines), who has been recently released fr... Continue Reading
Article titled Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Founded in 1991, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is, according to its website, “the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of A... Continue Reading