african american

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience at the Poughkeepsie Public Library

The exhibit Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience opens tomorrow at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.

This nationally touring exhibition, which chronicles the remarkable history of baseball’s Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players, opens today in Library’s Rotunda area.

An accompanying program series features lectures that relate the history of pre-integration baseball and the days leading to Jackie Robinson’s efforts to break the color barrier in America’s national pastime.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Kwanzaa Celebration At Springfield City Hall

Credit WAMC

Kwanzaa, the seven day African American cultural celebration is underway. The city of Springfield Massachusetts Friday held its third annual official observance at city hall.    WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Leaders of Springfield’s African American community stressed the seven principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa  and the significance of each principle in building a stronger family and city. The audience, which included about 50 young children were encouraged to continue, or in some cases, begin a tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa at home.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom

Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom is a book + audio + boardgame for children. The book and audio were researched and recorded on location following routes of the UGRR.

With action and adventure as key elements, the experiential boardgame uses UGRR lore, nature signs, survival skills, and African-American spirituals (now known to be secret codes) to engage children in history, foster understanding, and sharpen critical thinking skills.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes

Civil rights leaders in Springfield Massachusetts, where a black church was burned four years ago, are urging local churches to be on guard as election day approaches.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   The Springfield branch of the NAACP has sent a 19 page security guide to more than 100 churches in western Massachusetts. The Springfield NAACP president, Rev. Talbert Swan said the organization is concerned that African American churches  could be the targets of hate crimes should President Obama be re-elected.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Some of My Best Friends Are Black

The Roundtable
2:54 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention

Jamal Joseph speaks with us about his life - from the streets of Harlem to Riker’s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia University.

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