Tag Archives: African Americans

The Namesake of Howard University had Complicated Relationships with African Americans and Native Americans

24 May

Oliver Otis Howard was a revered Civil War general—but his career had a complicated postscript. Historian Daniel Sharfstein provides a concise summary of some of Howard’s zealous attempts to serve God through warfare, negotiation, education, and evangelism: The Namesake of Howard University Spent Years Kicking Native Americans Off of Their Land | History | Smithsonian

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

20 Feb

Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color to hold the post of Librarian of Congress, is a quiet but fierce defender of creative freedom. Read Sarah Larson’s fine story on her here at the New Yorker: The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility – The New Yorker

How Shelton Johnson became the Buffalo Soldiers’ champion

29 Jul

Shelton Johnson is the Michael Jordan among people of color engaged in the outdoors. He is the community’s most accomplished champion of nature and its biggest crossover conservation celebrity. He is the most recognizable – on many levels cherished – ambassador to national parks.

Read the rest of Glenn Nelson’s story about Shelton Johnson, star of Ken Burns’ The National Parks documentary series, here at High Country News: How Shelton Johnson became the Buffalo Soldiers’ champion — High Country News

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