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.

Historical Profile

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”.

Historical Profile

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.

Historical Profile

A profile of Henry Highland Garnet, an escaped slave who rose to prominence as a fiery abolitionist preacher and called on slaves to rise up and take their freedom.

Historical Profile

A profile of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first Black woman publisher in North America, the first woman publisher in Canada, a graduate of Howard University Law School’s first class, and the second Black woman in America to earn a law degree.

Historical Profile