Tag: Black History Month

VFP Honors Black Mayors, History Makers And Living Legacies

Monday, March 25, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

During a reception held March 23 at Rock of Ages Baptist Church’s T.H. Wade Foundation Center, 1405 Madison St. in Maywood, the Village Free Press formally recognized the 10 individuals designated Black History Makers and Living Legacies in a special Black History section of the print paper that we published last month.

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VFP Debuts Inaugural List Of Proviso Township’s History Makers And Living Legacies

Monday, February 18, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: (Bottom row, Left to right): Talei Thompson, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough and Christopher Parker. Top row, Patrick Hardy and Sen. Kimberly Lightford. | Illustration by Shanel Romain

The Village Free Press is proud to present our inaugural list of Living Black History Makers and Living Legacies. The first five individuals are people who helped create local history in Proviso Township in 2018. The Living Legacies are individuals who have created spheres of influence in their communities over a number of years.

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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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