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Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman to be Next Face on $20 bill

Anti-slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s image will replace that of President Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, on a new series of $20 bills. She will become the first African-American to appear on U.S. paper currency and the first woman in more than a century. Treasury Secretary … Continue reading

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New Sumptuous Prints from Monica Stewart

Monica Stewart has done it again! This talented figure artist has created a sumptuous suite of three new prints with women as the subject. In each picture we see an anonymous figure absorbed in dreamlike reverie. The atmosphere is casual … Continue reading

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USPS Celebrates Black Heritage Month with Stamp

Remembered for his calm determination and quiet dignity, Robert Robinson Taylor (1868-1942) is believed to have been both the first black graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the country’s first academically trained black architect–accomplishments that helped open a … Continue reading

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Kadir Nelson Does The New Yorker Cover…Again

Renowned artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson has once again graced the cover of the New Yorker magazine with his painting. The venerable magazine turns 90 years old this February, and to celebrate the milestone, decided to publish not just one … Continue reading

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Preview John Holyfield’s Vintage Golf Giclee Collection

  As we celebrate Black History Month and honor the life and legacy of Charlie Sifford, the barrier-breaking Black golfer who died last week (see previous post), it is the perfect time to take a peek at the exciting soon-to-be-released … Continue reading

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Charlie Sifford, first Black on the PGA, dies at 92

Charlie Sifford at the Los Angeles Open in 1969 Charlie Sifford, who died last week at age 92, was the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour and is widely credited with blazing the trail for Tiger Woods and … Continue reading

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Selma Remembered

Crowds are flocking to see the movie Selma, the film depicting the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. While the film may be categorized as ‘entertainment’, its dramatic retelling of this painful and … Continue reading

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