It’s Black History Month and the 2022 Winter Olympics! Let’s celebrate the twelve trailblazingBlack athletes who have made history at the Olympics over the years. From speed skating to skiing, these outstanding athletes have earned many firsts.
Riveted: The History of Jeans follows America’s past, “from the iconic garment’s roots in slavery to the Wild West, youth culture, hippies, high fashion and hip-hop.” Watch it on KQED this month!
Interested in theater and the story of Frederick Douglass? The Marsh will send you a free one-hour, two-act play starring actor Darryl Van Leer, who portrays events of Douglass’s life with the notorious slave master Edward Covey, as well as his thrilling and suspenseful train ride to freedom.
Facts corner: African American lawyer Pauli Murray applied to be a Supreme Court justice in 1971, under President Nixon. Although she was denied, Justice Thurgood Marshall used a summary Murray wrote on racism and state law as the foundation of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.