Issue 19

Article titled Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis

Edna Regina Lewis was born on April 16, 1913 in Freetown, a small farming community in Orange County, Virginia.  Freetown was founded by three men, one of who was her grandfather, and its name was homage to their newly-attained emancipatio... Continue Reading
Article titled Jeff Henderson

Jeff Henderson

In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, June Marie Giles, in 1964, gave birth to a baby boy who would be named Jeffery Henderson.  His father, Charles Henderson, worked as a welder.  Reared by his mother, Jeff was born sever... Continue Reading
Article titled The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

Based upon history, The Tuskegee Airmen opens with Hannibal “Iowa” Lee (Laurence Fishburne) on a train, traveling to Tuskegee, Alabama.  Set during World War II, Lee is en route to flight training school at Moton Field.  He, along with other ... Continue Reading
Article titled Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

The Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site was founded to honor the many contributions African-Americans enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II made to American history and society.  These African-Americans, called “Tuskegee... Continue Reading
Article titled Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Located at 520 16th St N in Birmingham, Alabama, the Birmingham Civil Right Institute (BCRI) is an interpretive museum and research institution centered upon the trials and triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1... Continue Reading