Noire Histoir Posts

A profile of Augusta Savage, a sculptor from the Harlem Renaissance whose studio and gallery helped to nurture upcoming Black artists.

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A profile of Dr. Charles Drew, who developed a process for separating plasma from blood cells and improved techniques for blood storage.

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead tells the story of Elwood Curtis, a Black young man growing up in Tallahassee during the 1950s and 60s. Elwood is surrounded by the injustice of segregation but inspired by the early Civil Rights Movement. Raised with the love of his strict and religious grandmother, Elwood is a serious hard-working boy who is unable to turn a blind eye to injustice. It sets him apart from the other boys in his neighborhood but puts him in danger when he’s sent to a corrupt reform school.

Book Reviews

A profile of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist who became the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize.

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