Category: History

Four Essential Books On African American History

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

This Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most important books on African American (and, therefore, American) history published within the last three years. Taken together, they provide a painstakingly detailed counter-argument to some of the basic assumptions about African Americans (about the minority group and the exceptional individuals within it) that have been allowed to fester in our cultural imagination over the centuries. Read these books and experience the thrill of your long-held assumptions about black history and culture melting away. 

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The Mammoth Near You

Saturday, February 2, 2019 || By Roy Potnick/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The bones of a mammoth at the Forest Park Public Library. | Submitted photo

Imagine a time, some 16,000 years ago, when the city of Chicago and much of the nearby area was covered by a lake, the ancestor of today’s Lake Michigan.

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Black Panthers Look Back As 50th Anniversary Of Hampton’s Death Nears

Monday, November 12, 2018 || By Bonni McKeown || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Billy Brooks and Emory Douglas, two former Black Panther Party members, show off an old copy of the party’s newspaper during a Black Panther Party health fair on Nov. 3. | Bonni McKeown 

Black Panthers and Black Panther Cubs from all over the city and country gathered at Stone Temple Baptist Church in Chicago for an all-day health fair on Nov. 3.

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