Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Black Lives Matter, Black History Month

Dunbar at Civic Center Feb. 13.
“When They Call You a Terrorist a black lives matter memoir” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele is a heartfelt memoir that gives me a perspective as we prepare for political caucuses on Tuesday in Minnesota.  https://blacklivesmatter.com/when-they-call-you-a-terrorist-by-patrisse-khan-cullors-and-asha-bandele/

An African American woman in the 19th Century is remembered as a heroine in the birth of a nation who escapes from servitude in the family of President Washington as Bloomington celebrated Black History Month Tuesday night at the Civic Center.
The keynote speaker was African American historian and professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar of Philadelphia.  Her book is, “Never Caught, the Washingtons Relentless Pursuit of the Runaway Sslave of Ona Judge.”
This was the perfect moment to publish a book on a Black woman challenging a racist president.  Judge never wanted to be forgotten, Dunbar said, which was an prompted her to write the book.


Music from the civil rights movement was performed Tuesday night in Bloomington for Black History Month by the Potter’s House of Jesus Christ Mass Choir. It was standing room only on the main floor of  the Civic Center for this event.  The Hennepin County Library provided a bibliography on slavery.