Photo: History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Shirley Anita Chisholm,” http://history.house.gov/Collection/Detail/30296 (February 16, 2015) Shirley Anita Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 30, 1924 one of eight children to, Charles Hill (from British Guiana), a bakery worker, and Ruby Seale (from Barbados), a seamstress and maid. Shirley spent the first ten years of her life […]Read more "Shirley Anita Chisholm 1924-2005"
Photo retrieved from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division-Bain Collection: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=carlos%20mendoza In the United States we often use the terms “America” and “American” loosely. We tend to forget that the terms not only refer to countries or people residing in North America but to those countries and individuals also living in Central, and South America. […]Read more "America’s First Black President, Dr. Carlos Antonio Mendoza"
Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla Hello mi gente, in honor of Black History month I thought it would be nice to showcase some prominent caribbean, and afro-latino/a figures each week. I will highlight at least one figure per week but if time permits, I will try to showcase more. Today’s figure is […]Read more "Afrolatina Girl Celebrates Black History Month"