Friday, February 22, 2013
The Music Ministries of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Peachtree Presbyterian Church present A GOSPEL MASTERWORKS CONCERT on Saturday night.
The combined choirs of two dynamic Atlanta music ministries, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Peachtree Presbyterian Church, will present some of the most beloved Afro-American spiritual masterworks ever written, from composers such as Moses Hogan, William Dawson, Wendell Whalum and Jester Hairston. Join the music ministries of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Peachtree Presbyterian Church for what they are calling, "choral fireworks!" A GOSPEL MASTERWORKS CONCERT will be held on 2 days. On Saturday night at 7pm, the concert will be held St. Paul's Sanctuary, and on Sunday, they will be at the Peachtree Presbyterian Church at 7:00pm. Program includes: Music directors Trey Clegg and Mary Hoffman will lead the combined choirs. Both concerts …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The exhibition highlights the tireless work of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to press for positive social change in the years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
February marks Black History Month, and there are a number of events in the Cascade area.
Embracing Mays Community and Cluster Schools (EMC2) and Jean Childs Young Middle School are holding 2 special nights of events in celebration of Black History month. Sunday, Feb 17th- Perception vs. Reality: What is the impact of the rap culture/industry on our culture, community, language, values, families and ability to compete globally? What's the difference between entertainment and reality? After viewing the documentary, a panel of music producers, rappers, entertainment attorneys and community advocates will answer questions and share information. Sunday, Feb 24th (4pm-5:30pm)- 2013 is the year of the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream Speech.” Thandeka (Thandi) Luthuli Gcabashe will share how her personal work establishing an …
Monday, February 11, 2013
In the 1940's, these officers were leaders and pioneers.
This photo was taken nearly 65 years ago of the first African-American officers to be able to join the Atlanta police force. The 8 officers became the city's first black officers on April 3rd, 1948. Stories have been released that though they were part of the force, the policemen were forced to use the changing facilities at nearby Butler Street YMCA and they were unable to arrest any one white. Cascade Patch would like to salute those early pioneering officers that made a way for themselves when barriers were placed all around them. Leave a Comment in our Comments Section!
Monday, February 4, 2013
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and its leadership, along with a myriad of other premier Civil Rights organizations and leaders will be present to pay tribute to the legendary Ms. Rosa Parks. “Mrs. Parks was not just known for sitting down on that Montgomery bus. She was also known for working with children. She had the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute in Atlanta, where over 500 young people have been touched by Mrs. Parks through participating in the program,” says Brenda Davenport, Founder and Coordinator of the Rosa Parks Centennial Tribute Committee. The 100th birthday celebration of Civil Rights leader Ms. Rosa Parks will take place on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 1:00pm, at the King Center (449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta 30303). “All…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host Black History observances during February.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Several events are being planned in special recognition of Alonzo Franklin Herndon.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Clark Atlanta University actors are participating in two special events marking Black History Month in Atlanta at the Herndon Home Museum. On Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, Clark Atlanta University players will be conducting tours and performances of the Herndon family story. Also, on Feb. 25, the Herndon Home will feature live actors from the Americolor Opera Alliance. Alonzo Franklin Herndon, a former slave born in 1858, learned barbering and eventually opened his own shop in Atlanta called the Crystal Palace, which served Atlanta’s white elite exclusively. Through hard work and investments in Atlanta property, Herndon became the richest black man in America. In 1905, he founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, one of the largest black-owned …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Here's a roundup of local events to mark Black History Month.
Cascade United Methodist Church will celebrate Black History Month with a special storytime event on Saturday. Rev. Dr. Marvin A. Moss, Senior Pastor, invites the public to join the Children’s and Torchbearers Ministries for book readings, show and tell, music, and arts & crafts each Saturday in February. The storytime is open to children from infants through age nine. The event runs 1-3 p.m., and this Saturday's feature is "Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down" by Brian Pinkney. To reserve a space, contact: email@example.com Nsoromma School and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will present Africans, African Americans & Mathematical Excellence! at 2 p.m. Saturday. …
Monday, February 6, 2012
It's Black History Month but some call the celebration irrelevant while other say it does not accomplish the goal of recognizing the history of people of African descent in this country. Tell us what you think in our poll and in comments.
Black History Month got its start as Negro History Week in 1926 when an educator named Carter G. Woodson set out to recognize black history’s important role in the American story. Fifty years later, Negro History Week became Black History Month. But now, more than 85 years after the first celebration of black history, some critics argue that Black History Month is no longer relevant. On her Huffington Post blog, Akilah Bolden-Monifa called it a “farce” and argued that advertisers and book publishers have commercialized the celebration to boost sales of everything from books to liquor. “Black History Month has become a ready-made excuse to ignore African-American history and contributions for the other 11 months of the year,” Bolden-…
City of Atlanta to honor former mayoral run-off candidate and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington, Sr., on Feb. 6. Here is a profile of Arrington by Kimathi Lewis from 2011.
At 13 years old, Marvin Arrington discovered racism was real. It was the same day the United States Supreme Court decided segregated schools for blacks and whites were unconstitutional. It was a decision that sparked the outrage of many whites who would seek to take out their anger on countless blacks – even a defenseless Southern boy. Young Arrington was riding his bike up Simpson Road with his friend, Melvin Rivers, when a 1940 Ford slowed down then stopped beside him. He looked at the driver—a white man, a stranger—who leaned out the window and spat in his face. The man drove off, leaving the visibly shaken behind him. Arrington’s eyes glistened as he looked at his friend. Melvin said nothing. There was nothing he could say. “I just …