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New Orleans African American Museum Reopens after Six Years

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — New Orleans has many historical traditions, however, when the African-American Museum in Tremé closed in 2013, due to financial problems, it was considered an important loss for the Black community. When it first opened in 2000 on 1417 Gov. Nicholls Street, the museum served as a space to house the history and culture of Black people in the city. Residents and supporters showed up at the Historic Building of the Villa Meilleur as the museum reopened on April 12, 2019. […read more]

Buffalo Soilders admire a picture of Audrey Patrick Johnson-Thorton (Photo by: Adbul R. Sulayman | Philadelphia Tribune)
Black History

Saying goodbye to a local legend

THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE — The Belmont Mansion Museum, a historic stop on the Underground Railroad, was transformed into an appropriate homage on Friday to the person responsible for its existence. The body of Audrey Patrick Johnson-Thornton lay in state Friday afternoon inside the museum atop the Belmont Plateau as a steady stream of visitors paid their final respects to the former director who saved the site from demolition more than 30 years ago. […read more]

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Black History

Gates examines period after Reconstruction in new book

FLORIDA COURIER — At the end of the Civil War, Sidney George Fisher, a White gentleman from Philadelphia, declared, “It seems our fate never to get rid of the Negro question.”  Although slavery had been abolished, “the problem – what shall we do with the Negro – seems as far from being settled as ever. In fact it is incapable of any solution that will satisfy both North and South.” […read more]