Noire Histoir Posts

“Green Book” is a drama that takes place in 1962 starring Viggo Mortensen as Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga and Mahershala Ali as Dr. Don Shirley. The movie tells the story of an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, New York who serves as chauffeur and security for an African-American classical pianist touring the Midwest and South.

Movies

A profile of Barbara Jordan, a gifted orator, politician, and political organizer from Houston, Texas who made great contributions while in Congress.

Historical Profile

On this episode of the career interview series, we are joined by Sandra Shular a Care Coordinator from Newnan, Georgia. She shares how her career has allowed her to work with various demographics, families, and individuals at different stages of life.

Career Interview

A profile of Lewis Howard Latimer, a self-taught draftsman and inventor who made contributions to seven patents and improved the Edison light bulb.

Historical Profile

“Born a Crime” is about Trevor Noah’s life and how the coupling of his Black Xhosa mother and White Swiss-German father was against the law during apartheid. How his appearance as a mixed child meant his parents had to disguise their relationship to him when in public. And then how he later navigated growing up in South Africa during a major period of change. The book is about Noah’s coming of age but it’s also about South Africa, apartheid, and the period in time when Black people began to receive and exercise their rights as citizens.

Books