Noire Histoir Posts

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 Interviews

A profile of Bayard Rustin, a political organizer who a protege of A. Philip Randolph and an assistant and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin worked behind the scenes as a key orchestrator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the March on Washington, and several other initiatives of the Civil Rights Movement.

Historical Profile

A review of “The Mother of Black Hollywood”, a memoir in which Jenifer Lewis tells the story of her life from being a young kid growing up in Kinloch, MO to a working actress in New York and Los Angeles.

Book Reviews

A profile of Daisy Bates, a journalist, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the Arkansas State Press. Bates was a member of the Arkansas branch of the NAACP and collaborated on the push to integrate Little Rock schools. She personally escorted Black children to newly integrated schools, among which was the group that would come to be known as the “Little Rock Nine.”

Historical Profile

The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District was designated as a National Historic Site in 1974 and became a National Historical Park in 2018. Something to understand about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is that it’s not your typical national park. Rather the park consists of a part of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood where Dr. King grew up. There’s some outdoor greenspace as well as art installations and monuments but the bulk of the exhibitions are indoors and spread across multiple buildings.

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