Noire Histoir Posts

A profile of E.D. Nixon who is most notable for his work as a civil rights leader in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Historical Profile

“King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild is the story of how King Leopold II of Belgium used violence and coercion to gain control of the Congo. In this review, I discuss how on a larger scale the book also provides a perspective on how various European powers carved up Africa for their own gain.

Books

A profile of Irene Amos Morgan who is most notable for refusing to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus and successfully fighting interstate bus racial segregation in court.

Historical Profile

In this episode of the career interview series, we’ll be hearing from Cheick Dukuly, a Physical Education Teacher from Brooklyn, NY. We discuss how Cheick combines his past work experiences and passion for media, sports, and education as a teacher at a charter school.

Career Interview

Alonzo Herdon was born a slave a few years before emancipation. Herdon went on to become a successful entrepreneur in Atlanta, GA despite being abandoned by his former master / father and only receiving one year of education as a boy.

Historical Profile