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InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 17 In Honor of Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gina Prince-Bythewood (born Gina Maria Prince) June 10, 1969 — Screenwriter and Director Credits include Love & Basketball, Disappearing Acts, and The Life of Bees (adapted from Sue Monk Kidd) For more information:

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 10 In Honor of John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson January 19, 1918 – August 8, 2005 African American Entrepreneur and Publisher Started the first commercially successful black magazine, The Negro Digest, in 1942 Later produced the more successful Ebony (1945) and Jet (1951) magazines For more information: Ebony, March 1982, p. 129  (searchable in Google Books) …read more →

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 4 In Honor of Mark Whitaker

In this Black History Month, we honor: Mark Whitaker September 7, 1957 — Journalist, Writer, Editor, Vice President Author of memoir My Long Trip Home Newsweek‘s First Black Editor, and the first African American to lead a national news magazine For more information: Whitaker: Newsweek's first black editor

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 1 In Honor of Arthur A. Schomburg

Arturo “Arthur” Alfonso Schomburg 1874 – 1938 Foremost Bibliophile and Collector of Books On Black Culture and History Born in Santurce, PR in 1874 to a German father and mother of St. Croix US V.I. heritage. For more information:

InHonor Of...Black History Month

Feb. 3: In Honor of Elsie B. Washington

Elsie B. Washington December 28, 1942 – May 5, 2009 Journalist, Writer and Editor Author of Entwined Destinies Considered the first contemporary African American Romance novel For more information: