Category Archives: African American History

Cleveland, Ohio: The Best Location in the Nation

By Linda Tarrant-Reid We traveled to Cleveland, Ohio this past Labor Day to attend numerous events celebrating family and friends and my husband’s 45th high school reunion.  When he was growing up in Cleveland, it was known as “The Best … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2011: Getting Americans Back to Work!

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Labor Day is approaching and families will be returning from vacation, kids will be going back to school and those who have jobs will be resuming their regular work week schedule.  This summer has been fraught with … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Lite: Or How Fiction and Fact Become One

By Linda Tarrant-Reid I know, I know, everyone loved the novel The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It’s been on the NYT’s Best Seller’s List for combined print and e-book fiction for 24 weeks, and is #1.  Now the book is … Continue reading

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MLK Memorial Dedication – August 28, 2011, Washington, DC

MLK Memorial Dedication Ceremony on August 28, 2011 on The Mall, Washington, DC. http://www.mlkmemorial.org/

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Columbia Archaeologist Unearths Remnants of 19th-Century Village Beneath Central Park

Columbia Archaeologist Unearths Remnants of 19th-Century Village Beneath Central Park. Source:  http://www.learn.columbia.edu/seneca_village/2011.html

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Malcolm X Redux

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Originally published in The Westchester County Press, April 21, 2011   I recently read about historian and scholar Manning Marable passing away, just days before the publication of his controversial book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.  … Continue reading

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We’ve Come This Far By Faith

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Originally published in The Westchester County Press, April 7, 2011   “We’ve Come This Far by Faith” and “Steppin’ out on Faith” are very powerful words that have stoked the engine in our push for equality and … Continue reading

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A Garden Changes History

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Planting season has arrived in the northeast and folks are so excited to have an excuse to be outdoors after hibernating inside for what, I believe, was one of the longest and coldest winters that I’ve experienced … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy

By Linda Tarrant-Reid Summer has officially begun with the July 4th holiday.  Schools are closed, kids are being shipped off to camp and outdoor summer festivities are kicking off in parks, on piers and village greens across America with a … Continue reading

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Who is Michele Bachmann and What is She Saying Now?

By Linda Tarrant-Reid As you probably have read in press accounts and seen on TV, Michele Bachmann, the Republican Congressional Representative from Minnesota, has declared that she is running for president.  Michele has stumbled several times out of the gate, … Continue reading

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