A profile of Mound Bayou, a town in the central Mississippi delta founded by former slaves who turned the area into a thriving self-sufficient Black community.
Category: Historical Profile
During the Harlem Renaissance Black people became known for setting trends, defining culture, and innovating art. Black people settled in Harlem as they sought a promised land to escape the violence of the South and usually subtle hostilities of the North. Within this community, Black people would funnel their hopes and miseries into creative art forms that would define a generation and provide inspiration for many more to come.
A profile of Bobby Seale, a social and political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party and was a part of the “Chicago 8”.
A profile of Frances Harper, a poet who published her first book of poetry when she was 20 and toured the East Coast and South where she gave lectures in support of the anti-slavery movement.