Antonio Douthit by Richard Calmes
Antonio Douthit (St. Louis, MO) began his dance training at age 16 at the Center of Contemporary Arts. He also trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, the Joffrey Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem School. He became a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1999, being promoted to soloist in 2003. He also performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Mr. Douthit joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2004.
The real-life Django: black Wild West marshal Bass Reeves who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men
Bass Reeves, one of the first African Americans to become a Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River, could have been an inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s fictional character Django.
Famous Black Inventors
Black inventors like George Washington Carver, Madam C.J. Walker, Lonnie G. Johnson, Garrett Morgan and Patricia Bath are among history's most revered geniuses.
Freed slave who penned sarcastic letter to old master after he was asked back to farm pictured for first time
Jordan Anderson (pictured), who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1964, wrote a hilariously scathing letter to his former master in 1865.
Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry! In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. Click & Listen to performance- Dr. David Anderson is Shields Green! WWW.BlackHistoryBlog.com On iTunes www.AfricanAmericanHistoryClass.com ---------------
At 8 Feet 8 in, The Tallest African American On The Planet, John Rogan Was More Than Just The
John William Rogan was born in 1868 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Also known as
Little Gregory Hines, His Brother Maurice Hines and Dizzy Gillespie - Jet Magazine October 7, 1954
Click the "All Sizes" button above to read an article or to see the image clearly. These scans come from my rather large magazine collection. Instead of filling my house with old moldy magazines, I scanned them (in most cases, photographed them) and filled a storage area with moldy magazines. Now they reside on an external harddrive. I thought others might appreciate these tidbits of forgotten history. Please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts or impressions... They are happily…
Henry Lewis Gates Jr. with his Peabody Awards for his documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, and editor. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture.