A Black history travel guide for visiting Memphis, Tennessee which includes a brief history of the city and some insights into a few of its museums. In the guide I provide an overview of the city’s history dating back to its founding in 1819 as well as its emergence as a regional center of Black life. I also discuss a few of its music and two of its history museums in detail.
Noire Histoir Posts
A profile of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, the first Black woman and only the second woman of any race to seek the nomination for president of the United States from a major political party.
A book review of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement which was written by Barbara Ransby and tells the story of Ella Baker’s life. Visit the Noire Histoir YouTube Channel or website for the full review.
A profile of Miriam Makeba, a South African entertainer who was exiled for 30 years in retaliation for her speaking out against apartheid.
“Hidden Figures” is a 2016 movie adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly’s book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race”. The film tells the story of three Black women who used their talents in mathematics and engineering to aid in America’s quest to successfully put an astronaut into orbit and safely return him to Earth. Pushing against racism and sexism, these three women would emerge as pioneers in the S.T.E.M. field and inspirations beyond.