Sacramento Area Black Caucus Celebrates The Legacy of Black Veterans

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SACRAMENTO – The legacy of African American veterans will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22 as the Unsung Heroes Living History Project (UHLHP) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) join forces to present the first Black History Month Veterans Outreach/Community Volunteer Recruitment Day. The event is scheduled to be held at the Women’s Civic […]

“African Americans and the Automobile” at The California Auto Museum

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OLD SACRAMENTO – The California Auto Museum in Old Sacramento focuses its Second Saturday Tour Series on Black History this month. On Saturday, February 8 come out and learn more about “African Americans and the Automobile” from 2-3:15 p.m. Learn how Black Americans were impacted by and contributed to the development of the automobile, the […]

HAIRitage: A Fine Art & Photo Exhibition on Display at Sacramento City College

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SACRAMENTO – They got on Gabby and now they’re pounding Pam. Black hair and its appearance on the international stage has had people talking for a while, the discussion continues locally as a local barbershop is set to hold two area events on the topic of hair. Master Barber and Beauty Shop takes center stage […]

Sacramento Public Libraries Celebrate Black History Month

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SACRAMENTO – From appreciating the innovations that have sprung from African American minds to celebrating how African dance has spread across the world, the Sacramento Public Library system has dozens of events planned at its area branches for Black History Month. We’ve highlighted a few here. Area artist Daphne Burgess will present a number of […]

KVIE Documentary Features Local Civil Rights Activist Nat Colley

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SACRAMENTO – The Black History Month documentary, “The Time is Now: The Civic Life of Sacramento’s Nathaniel S. Colley” will air at 7:00 p.m., Feb. 20, on KVIE. The documentary examines the life of Sacramento’s first practicing African American attorney, who spent 50 years shaping the course of American history. Colley’s pursuit of civil rights […]

KVIE Brings Black History To You

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SACRAMENTO – In celebration of Black History Month, KVIE Public Television will broadcast local and national programs that honor the spirit, creativity, and determination of significant heroes of the Civil Rights Era, as well as important individuals in history and today. KVIE will air three documentaries from its original series, ViewFinder, that highlight African Americans […]

Black History Month Events Are Plentiful in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – African American citizens and culture take center stage as programs and events in recognition of Black History Month are scheduled for throughout February. The following list highlights some local events. Friday, February 1, open hours— The Central Library presents the Ladies of Lincoln’s Era Exhibit through March 11. “Twelve stories of mischief- making, […]

New U-Haul Vans to Showcase the Underground Railroad

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DRESDEN – U-Haul announced the release of an additional 800 new 10-foot moving vans to showcase the Underground Railroad, just in time to honor Black History Month. Recognized today as one of the first civil rights movements, the Underground Railroad, with its loose association of people, places and things, helped more than 100,000 fugitives during […]

Verizon Wireless Honors African-American Achievements With an Online Multimedia Series

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BASKING RIDGE – Verizon Wireless will spotlight seven influential African-American leaders in a unique online program, “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network” throughout the month of February.  The multimedia initiative launches today and includes a series of candid video vignettes featuring Pastor Marvin Sapp, Dr. Steve Perry, DJ Beverly Bond, The Three Doctors, actor Laz […]

By The Numbers: A Statistical Look at Blacks In America

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WASHINGTON – To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor […]