Thursday, February 11, 2010

Black History links

From Abayomi Azikiwe: "Carter G. Woodson & African-American History Month."

From Clara West: "Claudia Jones: A Life of Struggle & Exile." The book reviewed if you keep reading is Claudia Jones: A Life in Exile." I very much want to read it to learn more about this amazing woman.

Check out "Twenty-Eight Days Later: A Black History Month Celebration of Children's Literature" at the Brown Bookshelf.

Find more Black History Month book suggestions at The Divining Wand.

Today is the 20th anniversary of the day Nelson Mandela was freed from his long imprisonment by the apartheid state of South Africa. The title of his autobiography: Long Walk to Freedom. Four months later, in June 1990, he came to New York. I was among the throngs who filled Yankee Stadium to hear the great freedom fighter speak. What a memorable evening.