sitting bull, a four-part documentary series about the legendary Lakota chief, is headed to The History Channel. The series began production with Appian Way Productions, Stephen David Entertainment, and IllumiNative as the lead production companies. Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull led the Lakota tribe in the resistance struggle against yearsRead More →

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Art in its many forms serves many purposes. The “Talking Wall” sculpture on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis is a large snapshot of Indiana’s black history. Even the “Talking Wall” location has a story. A school named after Mary Cable, a black educator, once stoodRead More →

[01/10/22 – 11:01 AM]The History Channel presents “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” executive produced by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales on Monday, February 21 at 11 p.m. ET / PT“The civil war was not only waged against black Americans, it was also waged by them,” Abdul-JabbarRead More →

By Brian McNeill Annette Gordon-Reed, the first African-American recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in history and one of the most authoritative voices on race and history in America, will deliver the 21st annual Black History Month of VCU libraries. Gordon-Reed, professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and SciencesRead More →

Professor Sheila Myers AUBURN, NY – A professor from Cayuga Community College was recently featured to discuss historic railroad magnate Thomas Durant in an episode of History Channel’s “The Engineering That Built the World”. Professor Sheila Myers, who has written three novels focusing on Durant, his family, and their historicalRead More →

The History Channel will honor Juneteenth’s vacation by showing an executive-produced documentary narrated by NBA champion and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Title Fighting Power: The Movements That Changed America, the hour-long documentary chronicles the social justice movements that have helped reshape American History, The root reports. Deborah Morales ofRead More →

For most of American history, black children rarely saw themselves in children’s literature, and even when they did, the portrayals were generally patronizing, paternalistic, or downright racist. Amanda Gailey, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, traces her interest in this topic to her time at Washington UniversityRead More →

The History Channel commissioned a two-hour documentary film titled “Tulsa Burning” on the Greenwood Massacre of 1921 in Tulsa, one of the worst acts of racist violence in American history. The documentary will be directed by “Freedom Riders” filmmaker Stanley Nelson with Bridge Award winner Marco Williams, and NBA superstarRead More →