May 16, 2011
Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott affected race relations in Hollywood, forcing movies, the media, television, radio and live entertainment to change how they portrayed black Americans and other Americans of color.
May 07, 2011
Black people in the American West made significant contributions to frontier history as shown in “The African-American West: A Century of Short Stories,” a collection of fiction covering 100 years.
Apr 13, 2011
Rosa Parks--who started the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, defeated Jim Crow laws in Alabama, set nonviolence as the tone for the Woolworth's sit-ins, Freedom Riders and 1960s Civil Rights Movement--even in death, remains a model of peace.
Mar 17, 2011
'Thorny Rose of Texas: An Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards' has been declared a classic by the Texas Talking Book Program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and included in the latest edition of Spotlight on Texas.
Feb 26, 2011
Kenny Burrell, a man at work for more than 60 years performing, recording, lecturing and training new generations of jazz artists, shows no signs of reducing his active schedule.
Feb 10, 2011
Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth-century Experience, a new scholarly edition by Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith, includes among its noteworthy Texas women, Sunny Nash, author of Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s.
Dec 29, 2010
Doris Topsy-Elvord, featured in the book, BREAKING THROUGH Lighting the Way, continues to light the way in education for succeeding generations of students in Long Beach, California, where she shares her own educational experience.
Nov 29, 2010
Sit-ins at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, raised questions on race relations in America that helped end oppressive Jm Crow laws legalizing brutality, segregation and disenfranchisement in the United States.
Oct 30, 2010
Sunny Nash co-authored biography of Negro National League's Memphis Red Sox baseball player, Ernest McBride, and his fight against Jim Crow, minstrel shows and inequality in Long Beach, California.
Oct 25, 2010
Sunny Nash & Carolyn Smith Watts celebrate the lives of 12 Long Beach, California, African American women who made a difference in the city's history in a book, BREAKING THROUGH, Lighting the Way.