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Saratogian George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip

Black History Month: George Crum, Inventor of the Potato Chip
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A Beloved Snack, Created in our own Backyard How George Crum Created the Potato Chip February is Black History Month, the roots of which were established in 1920 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second black person to graduate from Harvard University and the son of former slaves. Woodson had co-founded the Association for the [...]

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A Quest to End Black History Month: A Preview of More Than a Month on PBS

Director Shukree Tilghman in Philadelphia. Photo Courtesy of Thiago Da Costa
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A Preview of More Than a Month on PBS A New Documentary Explores the Impact of Black History Month With its origins dating back to 1926, Black History Month has served as a national observance of the history of African American culture. Originally referred to as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson, there [...]

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Black History Month: Cinematic Perspectives

Putney Swope (Robert Downey, 1969)
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While February has been slated as the only time to celebrate the history of African-American culture, we feel that all cultures should be celebrated regardless of what month it is as this rich diversity encapsulates all of American history. There are scores of films that have embraced all aspects of African American culture, so narrowing [...]

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A Review of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett; Review
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The separate but equal laws in which ‘colored people’ were forced to use different facilities than whites seems a lifetime ago; however, those incidents are relatively recent. Many of your parents, siblings, and spouses most likely remember this terrible time in our history, especially if they were raised in the South where Jim Crow laws [...]

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