Noire Histoir Posts

Given Montgomery’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, there are a lot of historic sites throughout the city. I didn’t have enough time to see all of the museums and historical sites during my first visit. But I recently made a second visit and got to see some of the places that I missed on my previous trip.

Places

A profile of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the second Black regiment to be created during the American Civil War. Despite consisting entirely of Black infantrymen, sergeants, and corporals none were allowed to serve as officers and they received unequal pay during their time of service. The 54th Regiment led what became the famed attack on Fort Wagner during which it suffered heavy casualties.

Historical Profile

If Beale Street Could Talk is a Barry Jenkins film adapted from the James Baldwin book of the same name. Set in early 1970s Harlem, the film tells the story of Clementine “Tish” Rivers (Kiki Layne) and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James), two young adults who are navigating their blossoming love and the society around them. The movie unfolds across two timelines, the first which shows the progression of the young lovers relationship and the second which shows their efforts to remain connected and reunite after Fonny is wrongfully arrested and charged with rape.

Movies

A profile of Fannie Lou Hamer, a community organizer and activist who contributed to various voter registration, economic, childcare, and education programs throughout Mississippi and the Southeast.

Historical Profile

On this episode of the career interview series, we are joined by Okenna Oparah an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist from Imo State, Nigeria by way of Atlanta, Georgia. Okenna shares how he’s achieved career satisfaction by focusing on the things he values while also moving away from the things he does not enjoy.

Career Interview