Issue 13

Article titled Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Located at 926 E. McLemore Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music opened to the public in May 2003.  As per its website, the Stax Museum is the first and only museum in the world that is “dedicated to preserving and... Continue Reading
Article titled Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum

Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum

The mission of the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum (MCLM), according to its website, is “to collect, preserve, exhibit and celebrate the unique history and cultural heritage of Americans of African descent.”  It was founded by Dr. Mayme ... Continue Reading
Article titled Mayme Agnew Clayton

Mayme Agnew Clayton

On August 14, 1923, Mayme was born to Jerry Agnew, Sr. and Mary Dorothy Agnew (née Knight) in Van Buren, Arkansas.  Her father, who successfully owned a general store, was the first African-American business owner in their city; this accompli... Continue Reading
Article titled Arturo Schomburg

Arturo Schomburg

On January 24, 1874, a baby boy was born to Carlos Federico and Maria Josefa Schomburg in Santurce, Puerto Rico; four days later, he would be christened Arturo Alfonso.  His father was a Puerto Rican merchant of German ancestry and his mother... Continue Reading
Article titled Dancing in September (2002)

Dancing in September (2002)

Dancing in September is centered upon the relationship between a sitcom scriptwriter Tomasina “Tommy” Crawford (Nicole Ari Parker) and network executive George Washington (Isaiah Washington) and their attempts to gain success as African-America... Continue Reading
Article titled Wattstax (1973)

Wattstax (1973)

Wattstax, directed by Mel Stuart and filmed by David L. Wolper, was a film that chronicled a benefit concert put on by the Stax Records company for the 7th Annual Watts Summer Festival.  The festival was created to commemorate the riots that occur... Continue Reading