Record Setting 2017 Oscars

The 2017 Oscars aired on Sunday, February 26th, and this year’s nominations set records for Oscar history, and this year’s winners likewise set records for Oscar history. After listening to the Code Switch podcast Oscars So Black… At Least, In Documentaries, I was interested in researching the changes sparked by the #OscarsSoWhite backlash during last … Continue reading Record Setting 2017 Oscars

A Primary Source for Black History

Newspapers can be powerful agents of social change and newspapers can contain powerful primary sources for historical research. The Chicago Defender is powerful in both these ways, and is a great resource to check out when celebrating Black History Month. Under the direction of its founder, Robert S. Abbott, and his successor, John H. Sengstacke, The Defender brought focus to … Continue reading A Primary Source for Black History